Below you will find tools and tips to help teams and families make sports settings safer.
Responding to Emotional & Physical Abuse
Bullying, hazing, and other misconduct can keep young athletes from realizing the benefits of sports. The U.S. Center for SafeSport’s Emotional & Physical Abuse & Misconduct Toolkit outlines how to foster an atmosphere of safety and respect. EXPLORE TOOLKIT >.
Building Inclusive Environments
Athletes thrive when they’re in a safe and supportive environment, and the U.S. Center for SafeSport is here to help. Check out this article for recommendations on building an inclusive community where all athletes are welcome. READ ARTICLE >.
Teaching kids to be good digital citizens is just as important as teamwork and sportsmanship. Watch this animated video to learn how to model positive online behaviors. WATCH VIDEO >>
Bullying creates negative ripple effects that can be felt throughout a team. Download our quick reference guide for steps to address bullying behavior with youth athletes. DOWNLOAD TIPS >>
For more information visit SafeSport website at https://uscenterforsafesport.org/
Youth Athlete Resources
The U.S. Center for SafeSport now has two free online courses for children of varied ages and their parents or caregivers. These courses introduce minor athletes to the importance of positive welcoming environments in which bullying and abuse are not tolerated. The courses also let coursetakers know where to report abuse or misconduct if it occurs.
A parent or legal guardian should create an account to provide consent for their child to access the training. Once that account is created, parents can choose from either:
A Certificate of Completion is generated after the youth training is completed.
The U.S. Center for SafeSport has developed interactive, educational resources to help create a culture of safety and respect in any sports program. These resources have been made possible through the support of The Foundation for Global Sports Development.
- Reporting Video (High school age)