Each Disabled Sports USA chapter is responsible for creating their own policies and procedures to ensure the safety of their participants, volunteers, and employees. Please feel free to use these resources to help shape your policies and procedures.
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DSUSA Program: Insurance
DSUSA Program: Insurance

Organizations must be a chapter or adaptive club member of Disabled Sports USA in order to be eligible for enrollment in the program. However, chapter membership does not automatically qualify an organization for enrollment.

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Concussion Action Plan Template
Concussion Action Plan Template

Customizable materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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DSUSA Resource: Employment and Volunteer Opportunity Listing
DSUSA Resource: Employment and Volunteer Opportunity Listing

DSUSA members may use this listing to fill staff, internship, and volunteer positions, free of charge.

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DSUSA Resource: Event Listing
DSUSA Resource: Event Listing

The purpose of our Event page is to help athletes identify adaptive sports opportunities around the country. DSUSA Members are encouraged to add their program and event dates to the listing, free of charge.

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DSUSA Program: Warfighter Sports Military Program
DSUSA Program: Warfighter Sports Military Program

The mission of Warfighter Sports is simple: to provide adaptive sports to severely wounded warriors free of cost.

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DSUSA Program: Empower Youth Sports
DSUSA Program: Empower Youth Sports

The goal of this DSUSA program is to empower youth with disabilities to experience the power of sports.

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DSUSA Program: Training & Education
DSUSA Program: Training & Education

Since 2009, Adapt2Achieve has offered training in adaptive sports and nonprofit management to develop and strengthen community-based adaptive sports organizations.

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DSUSA Program: Grants
DSUSA Program: Grants

Disabled Sports USA distributes over $1,000,000 in cash grants to its chapter network each year. In 2018, 69 chapters received adaptive sports program and equipment grants.

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Military Adaptive Sports Resource Guide
Military Adaptive Sports Resource Guide

The Military Adaptive Sports Resource Guide is a comprehensive guide for our Warfighter Sports, a program of Disabled Sports USA, this guide will show you the sport resources available for the rehabilitation of wounded warriors with permanent physical disabilities.

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Sport Protection Policy
Sport Protection Policy

DSUSA has constructed a protection policy designed to increase our community’s knowledge base, create stronger detection and protection systems for our programs, and to establish entry barriers for abusers.

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DSUSA Grant Travel Policy
DSUSA Grant Travel Policy

Programs participating in the DSUSA Grant Program will be expected to adhere to these policies when booking travel for participants.

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Travel Best Practices
Travel Best Practices

Here are a few tips for keeping costs down and maximizing the participant’s experience when planning travel.

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Disability Resource: National Organization on Disability
Disability Resource: National Organization on Disability

NOD promotes the full participation and contributions of America’s 57 million people with disabilities in all aspects of life.

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Community Partners: Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
Community Partners: Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

Looking to expand your outreach? Consider the following local partners.

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Community Partners: VA Medical Facilities
Community Partners: VA Medical Facilities

Looking to expand your outreach? Consider the following local partners.

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Community Partners: Warrior Transition Battalions
Community Partners: Warrior Transition Battalions

Looking to expand your outreach? Consider the following local partners.

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Community Partners: Boys & Girls Clubs
Community Partners: Boys & Girls Clubs

Looking to expand your outreach? Consider the following local partners.

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Community Partners: O&P Directory
Community Partners: O&P Directory

Looking to expand your outreach? Consider the following local partners.

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Community Partners: Special Olympics
Community Partners: Special Olympics

Looking to expand your outreach? Consider the following local partners.

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Community Partners: Paralympic Sports Clubs
Community Partners: Paralympic Sports Clubs

Looking to expand your outreach? Consider the following local partners.

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Community Partners: NRPA
Community Partners: NRPA

Looking to expand your outreach? Consider the following local partners.

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Community Partners: JCCs
Community Partners: JCCs

Looking to expand your outreach? Consider the following local partners.

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Community Partners: YMCA
Community Partners: YMCA

Looking to expand your outreach? Consider the following local partners.

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Adaptive Alpine Fundamentals Manual
Adaptive Alpine Fundamentals Manual

Produced by experts in their field, these sports-specific manuals are intended to complement the hands-on training volunteers receive.

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Adaptive Archery Instructor’s Manual
Adaptive Archery Instructor’s Manual

Produced by experts in their field, these sports-specific manuals are intended to complement the hands-on training volunteers receive.

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Adaptive Cycling Instructor’s Manual
Adaptive Cycling Instructor’s Manual

Produced by experts in their field, these sports-specific manuals are intended to complement the hands-on training volunteers receive.

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Adaptive Skating Instructor’s Manual
Adaptive Skating Instructor’s Manual

Produced by experts in their field, these sports-specific manuals are intended to complement the hands-on training volunteers receive.

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Evaluation Resource: Physical Activity Survey
Evaluation Resource: Physical Activity Survey

The purpose of this survey is to evaluate the effectiveness of adaptive sports programs and by using aggregate data, to help inform Americans about why sport and a healthy lifestyle is beneficial for people with disabilities.

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Communication Resource: Meltwater
Communication Resource: Meltwater

Distribute press releases nationally and regionally

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Communication Resource: PR Newswire
Communication Resource: PR Newswire

Distribute press releases nationally and regionally

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Communication Resource: eReleases
Communication Resource: eReleases

Distribute press releases nationally and regionally

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Communication Resource: PR Leap
Communication Resource: PR Leap

Distribute press releases nationally and regionally

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Communication Resource: Newswire
Communication Resource: Newswire

Distribute press releases nationally and regionally

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Communication Resource: PR Web
Communication Resource: PR Web

Distribute press releases nationally and regionally

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Disability Etiquette
Disability Etiquette

This booklet from United Spinal Association provides tips for you to follow that will help create positive interactions and raise everyone’s comfort levels.

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Communication Resource: Constant Contact
Communication Resource: Constant Contact

Web-based email marketing tools—customizable templates, easy-to-use editor, tracking and reporting.

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Marketing Resource: PicMonkey
Marketing Resource: PicMonkey

Free web-based design program with easy-to-use tools you need to create social posts, cover photos, ads, and more.

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Marketing Resource: Canva
Marketing Resource: Canva

Free web based design software.

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Training Resource: PsychArmor Institute
Training Resource: PsychArmor Institute

PsychArmor’s course library is divided by service delivery type and Disabled Sports USA has worked with PsychArmor to highlight several courses from the volunteer and non-profit management school that may be of particular interest to Disabled Sports USA chapters.

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Instructing Athletes with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS)
Instructing Athletes with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS)

These training resources help to ensure instructors are prepared to safely support their students through a variety of different sports activities.

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Military Recruitment Webinar
Military Recruitment Webinar

This webinar describes military adaptive sports rehabilitation conducted by Disabled Sports USA and offers advice and resources to DSUSA chapters for developing successful military programs.

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Youth Recruitment Webinar
Youth Recruitment Webinar

Learn how your adaptive sports organization can attract youth with disabilities in low income settings to your events.

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Sample Signed Waiver - Legally Incapacitated Adult
Sample Signed Waiver – Legally Incapacitated Adult

Properly executed waiver for a participant who is a legally incapacitated adult.

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Sample Signed Wavier - Youth/Minor
Sample Signed Wavier – Youth/Minor

Properly executed wavier for a participant under the age of 18.

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Sample Signed Waiver - Adult
Sample Signed Waiver – Adult

Properly executed waiver for adult participant.

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Waiver Basics & How to Sign Webinar
Waiver Basics & How to Sign Webinar

This webinar is a training/reminder about the waiver signing process.

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Waiver and Risk Alert
Waiver and Risk Alert

Find out more about this valuable risk management tool.

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Waiver Policy
Waiver Policy

All staff, participants, instructors and volunteers are required to read, sign and date a Disabled Sports USA Waiver & Release of Liability Form at least once annually. Anyone who does not sign the liability waiver cannot be permitted to participate.

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Request for Certificate of Insurance Form
Request for Certificate of Insurance Form

Chapter may request an additional insured certificate for the policies carried through Disabled Sports USA Group Insurance Program

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Sample Request for a Certificate of Insurance
Sample Request for a Certificate of Insurance

Sample Request for a Certificate of Insurance.

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Basics of Certificates of Insurance Webinar
Basics of Certificates of Insurance Webinar

This webinar is a training/reminder about the process with step by step instructions, as well as answers to some very commonly asked questions regarding certificates of insurance.

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Incident Report Form Template - Major Injury
Incident Report Form Template – Major Injury

A sample of a properly detailed/completed incident report form from a situation resulting in a major injury.

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Incident Report Form Template - Non-Injury
Incident Report Form Template – Non-Injury

A sample of a properly detailed/completed incident report form for a situation resulting in no injury.

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Introduction to Incident Reporting Webinar
Introduction to Incident Reporting Webinar

This webinar is a training/reminder about the process with step by step instructions, as well as answers to some very commonly asked questions regarding incident reporting.

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Incident Report Form
Incident Report Form

A Disabled Sports USA incident report form must be completed by chapters participating in the DSUSA insurance program to document any unexpected occurrence (injury, sickness, assault, etc.) regardless of whether or not medical attention was required.

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Volunteer Training & Documentation
Volunteer Training & Documentation

Make sure your volunteers are properly documenting their training.

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Volunteer Training Roster Template
Volunteer Training Roster Template

Make sure your volunteers are properly documenting their training.

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Volunteer Training Record Template
Volunteer Training Record Template

Make sure your volunteers are properly documenting their training.

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Volunteer Screening Reference Sheet
Volunteer Screening Reference Sheet

Make sure your volunteers are properly documenting their training.

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Volunteer Registration Form Template
Volunteer Registration Form Template

Read about Disabled Sports USA’s Registration Policy and see some sample registration forms.

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Participant Registration Form Template
Participant Registration Form Template

Read about Disabled Sports USA’s Registration Policy and see some sample registration forms.

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Volunteer Age Requirements
Volunteer Age Requirements

Be sure to adhere to the volunteer age requirements set by Disabled Sports USA.

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Life Guard On Duty - Red Cross Reference
Life Guard On Duty – Red Cross Reference

Certified lifeguard must be on duty at all times while any participants are swimming.

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Insurance Exclusions
Insurance Exclusions

Not all sport and recreation activities are covered under the DSUSA Insurance Program. Before adding a new activity, be sure to check the exclusion list and contact DSUSA.

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Helmet Use
Helmet Use

Helmets are mandatory for certain activities. Click here for more information.

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Equipment Inspection Post-Loan Form Tempate
Equipment Inspection Post-Loan Form Tempate

Be sure to consider everything before loaning equipment.

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Equipment Loan Agreement Template
Equipment Loan Agreement Template

Be sure to consider everything before loaning equipment.

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Equipment Inspection Form Template
Equipment Inspection Form Template

Make sure your equipment is regularly maintained and inspected.

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Emergency Evacuation Plan Template
Emergency Evacuation Plan Template

Take a look at the DSUSA Emergency Evacuation Plan Training Template and Sample Emergency Evacuation Plan!

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Insurance Coverage Explanations
Insurance Coverage Explanations

An overview of all of the coverage that Disabled Sports USA offers and a brief explanation of each.

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Code of Conduct Template: Participants
Code of Conduct Template: Participants

A code of conduct is used to covey what your chapter expects from anyone involved in programming. Click here for a reference sheet!

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Code of Conduct Template: Staff/Volunteers
Code of Conduct Template: Staff/Volunteers

A code of conduct is used to covey what your chapter expects from anyone involved in programming. Click here for a reference sheet!

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Code of Conduct Resource Sheet
Code of Conduct Resource Sheet

A code of conduct is used to covey what your chapter expects from anyone involved in programming. Click here for a reference sheet!

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Conflict of Interest Disclosure Template
Conflict of Interest Disclosure Template

Explore sample policy language and related documents designed to ensure the personal interest of staff, board, and volunteers do not interfere with the performance of their duties.

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Conflict of Interest Policy Template
Conflict of Interest Policy Template

Explore sample policy language and related documents designed to ensure the personal interest of staff, board, and volunteers do not interfere with the performance of their duties.

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Concussion Awareness
Concussion Awareness

Each DSUSA chapter is responsible for creating their own policy & procedure in regards to concussions & returning to play. Click here for more information!

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Driver Training Best Practices
Driver Training Best Practices

Safety information for driving larger passenger vehicles and trailers, motor vehicle policy, and accident procedures.

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15-Passenger Van Safety Reference
15-Passenger Van Safety Reference

Have reference sheets easily accessible to remind staff of requirements and recommendations.

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Trailer Safety Reference Sheet
Trailer Safety Reference Sheet

Have reference sheets easily accessible to remind staff of requirements and recommendations.

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Vehicle Usage Policy Template
Vehicle Usage Policy Template

Establish clear procedures around vehicle usage and accident reporting.

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Automobile Accident Procedure Template
Automobile Accident Procedure Template

Establish clear procedures around vehicle usage and accident reporting.

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Alcohol and Substance Abuse Policy
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Policy

Review policy language that addresses several considerations around a Drug and Alcohol policy that impacts workplace, events, and vehicle operation.

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Confidentiality Policy & Pledge Template
Confidentiality Policy & Pledge Template

Keeping sensitive information safe is essential. Bolster your organizational integrity by having a confidentiality policy and pledge.

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Non-Disclosure Confidentiality Policy Template
Non-Disclosure Confidentiality Policy Template

Keeping sensitive information safe is essential. Bolster your organizational integrity by having a confidentiality policy and pledge.

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