Athlete Protection

Varsity Spirit Safety
At Varsity Spirit, we’re dedicated to fostering a supportive environment where athletes are empowered and informed about abuse and difficult topics. Our priority is athlete safety, and we have zero tolerance for any form of misconduct or abuse.
We train our staff to recognize and report abuse. Our policies, in alignment with USA Cheer and USASF, strictly prohibit misconduct, including sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, bullying, harassment, and hazing.


These policies also include proactive measures such as limiting one-on-one interactions with minor athletes, travel and communication guidelines, and annual background checks for staff.


We believe education and awareness are crucial in addressing these issues. Click here to learn more about the types of abuse and misconduct and access additional resources or Contact us to report any concerns. Below are links to information about USA Cheer’s and USASF’s athlete protection policies.
USA Cheer

USA Cheer:

  • To ensure that cheerleading remains a Safe Sport, USA Cheer has established an extensive governing code that outlines our policies against all forms of abuse and misconduct. Learn more: About SafeSport
  • We work hard to protect our athletes by monitoring and governing all areas where potential abuse and misconduct may occur, but it is important for all members of our community to be able to recognize signs of abuse and misconduct and understand how to effectively report those behaviors. Understand How to Report and help us protect our community.
  • The #iCheerSafe Pledge has been signed by thousands of athletes and coaches around the world, pledging to be responsible for the safety of yourself and those around you. Take the pledge today to help us to create a stronger cheer community!