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If you believe a U.S. Center for SafeSport or USA Archery policy has been violated, we encourage you to submit a complaint.

Types of Complaints:

The following kinds of grievances may be filed by USA Archery (“USAA”) or with USAA under Article XV of the USAA Bylaws (a “Complaint”):

  1. Administrative. An “Administrative Complaint” is one pertaining to any matter within the cognizance of USAA, including, but not limited to, any alleged violation of or grievance concerning: (i) any of USAA’s rules, regulations, or policies; or (ii) any provision of USAA Bylaws; or (iii) noncompliance of United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (“USOPC”) Bylaws or the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act (the “Sports Act”).
  2. Right to Compete. A “Right to Compete Complaint” is one pertaining to any alleged denial, or alleged threat to deny, any member, who is an athlete, coach, trainer, manager, administrator or other official, the opportunity to compete or participate in a competition protected by the provisions of the Sports Act or the USOPC Bylaws.
  3. SafeSport Policy violations. U.S. Center for SafeSport complaints may be sent to the U.S. Center for SafeSport at https://safesport.org/report-a-concern or to USAA at [email protected]. For more information on how to file a U.S. Center for SafeSport complaint, click here.

How to File a USAA Administrative or Right to Compete Complaint:

Any current or former member, or USAA (a "Complainant" or “you”) who believes themself/itself to be aggrieved by any action of USAA or by one of its members, may file an Administrative or Right to Compete Complaint with USAA. If the Complainant is a minor, the Complaint may be initiated by such minor’s parent or legal guardian. To be considered for resolution through these procedures, if you are the Complainant you must:

  1. Submit your complaint in writing to the Chief Executive Office and the Chair of the Board of Justice at [email protected];
  2. Include your full name and identifying membership information;
  3. Sign the Complaint (or have a parent or legal guardian sign the Complaint if you are under eighteen (18) years of age); and
  4. Include a short and concise statement of the facts giving rise to the Complaint, including the reason for the complaint/action at issue, the USAA Bylaws, rules, regulations or policies which are alleged to have been violated by the action, the parties involved in the action, the harm to you as a result of such action, and the relief sought.

A Complaint that is not filed in accordance with this Section shall render the filing void.

To read more about Filing a Complaint and the disciplinary process, please refer to the USA Archery Disciplinary Proceedings and Grievance Policy. All individuals should read this policy prior to filing a formal complaint.

Filing Fee:

Except in the cases of an expedited procedure, you must pay a filing fee of *$250 if you are an individual and $500 if you are an organization. *A Complainant may request a waiver of the filing fee by emailing the Board of Justice at [email protected]. There are no filing fees for ANY SafeSport Complaints.

Retaliation is Prohibited:

Retaliation includes threatening, intimidating, harassing, coercing or any other conduct that would discourage a reasonable person from engaging or participating in a disciplinary proceeding and/or grievance process. Retaliation against anyone is prohibited and may be present even where there is a finding that no violation occurred. Retaliation can be reported as described above in the same way as any other policy violation and may lead to serious consequences including termination of employment or participation for anyone involved in retaliation.  

Bad Faith Allegations:

Allegations made in bad faith may also result in disciplinary action.

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