Publications and Policies
USADA makes available a number of publications, policies, and procedures to help athletes and others understand anti-doping responsibilities such as USADA’s testing program, the World Anti-Doping Code, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List, the International Standards, Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs), Whereabouts responsibilities, and the sample collection process.
Furthermore, USADA makes available information and resources for athletes, parents, coaches, teachers, community program leaders, and other USADA stakeholders. These resources include a Nutrition Guide, educational curriculum and activities, and literature on the importance of competing with integrity, honesty and sportsmanship.
This page contains a list of USADA and other related publications, policies, and procedures.
General Athlete Information
Nutrition & dietary supplements
In consultation with registered dietitians, USADA and its TrueSport program provide an optimal dietary intake guide for those looking to reach their full potential naturally.
Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (REDs) Guide
This guide will provide practical information to help caregivers, athletes, and coaches identify possible risk factors for REDs, determine appropriate strategies for prevention, and provide support for athletes at risk for REDs and the associated health effects.
The Supplement Guide is designed to help you decide if the potential benefits of dietary supplements outweigh those risks, and if so, how you can better choose a low-risk product.
To purchase hard copies of the Nutrition Guide, REDs Guide, or Supplement Guide, click the button below.
ADDITIONAL EDUCATION Information
Testing & Results Management
World Anti-Doping Code
The Code is the core document that provides the framework for harmonized anti-doping policies, rules, and regulations within sport organizations and among public authorities. It works in conjunction with five International Standards aimed at bringing harmonization among anti-doping organizations.
WADA International Standard for the Protection of Privacy and Personal Information (ISPPPI)
The document ensures that all relevant parties involved in anti-doping in sport adhere to a set of minimum privacy protections when collecting and using athlete personal information, such as information relating to Whereabouts, doping controls, and TUEs.