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Youth Safety Policy

PGA of America's Youth Safety Policy

The PGA of America and its charitable foundation, PGA REACH, are committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment for youth to enjoy golf. In accordance with the PGA of America's Youth Safety Program, all Captains, Coaches and Volunteers must successfully complete a background screen prior to any interaction with players.

Captains, Assistant Coaches and Volunteers who have successfully completed this screening and are deemed Youth Safety Advocates may be viewed below.

Safe Sport Act Compliance

The PGA of America is proud of its commitment to the safety of children involved in our programs and being a leader in these efforts. In compliance with the Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017, every adult involved in PGA Jr. League – including Captains, Coaches and other volunteers – must comply with the abuse awareness training and reporting requirements. This includes 90-minutes of training upon completion of their registration.

The Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 (the “Act”) was created in reaction to the abuse found at various youth sports organizations, including USA Gymnastics. The Act creates a new standard of care that affects youth serving organizations across the country. Mandatory reporting requirements and a requirement that covered sports organizations establish reasonable procedures to limit one-on-one interactions between an adult and participating minors without being in an observable and interruptible distance from another adult, are included in the new standard of care. As part of its compliance efforts associated with the Act, the PGA of America has updated its reporting requirements and prevention policies for PGA Jr. League. Effective immediately, please review the below document for implementation of the following updated policy that is required for all PGA Jr. League events and activities.