WHAT IS SAFESPORT?
SafeSport training is a front-line abuse and misconduct prevention measure that raises member awareness of misconduct and abuse issues in sport. This training ("SafeSport Trained") is designed to help members become more proficient at identifying, preventing, and responding to misconduct and abuse in sport. The training also familiarizes members with member reporting responsibilities.
SAFESPORT COURSE INSTRUCTIONS
RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND YOUTH PARTICIPANTS
The U.S. Center for SafeSport's FREE Online Parent Toolkits give you the necessary SafeSport information for your young athlete. Separated by age group or combined for all ages, these Toolkits help parents understand SafeSport best practices and how to respond to signs of abuse.
ONLINE TRAINING FOR PARENTS
Sting + Titans Soccer strongly encourages all parents of Youth Participants to take the U.S. Center for SafeSport's Parent's Guide to Misconduct in Sport Training on an annual basis.
The U.S. Center for SafeSport's FREE Parent’s Guide to Misconduct in Sport is designed for the parents of athletes of all ages. This course explains the issues of misconduct in sport and helps parents ensure their children have a positive and safe sport experience.
If you are a parent looking for resources on keeping your athlete safe, you can access this training at no cost. Simply create an account, add the parent training to your bag, and you’ll be able to access the training.
ONLINE TRAINING FOR YOUTH PARTICIPANTS
US Club Soccer strongly encourages all Youth Participants, subject to parental consent, to complete the U.S. Center for SafeSport's Youth Athlete Training on an annual basis.
The U.S. Center for SafeSport Youth Athlete Training courses are now live! These FREE resources include courses for children of preschool age; grades K-2; grades 3-5; middle school and high school. These online trainings are designed as an introduction for minor athletes and their parents or other caregivers to understand the importance of positive, welcoming environments in sports, where misconduct like bullying or abuse is less likely to happen, and to know where to report abuse, should it occur.
Each course requires that a parent/legal guardian create an account to provide consent for their child to access the training. Once an account is created, parents can choose which course is best for their child based on their actual or developmental age. Each course will take less than 30 minutes to complete. A writeable PDF certificate is available at the conclusion of each training, and parents are encouraged to create one bearing their child’s name.
SafeSport.org is not only a medium to make a child abuse report, but it also has numerous fact sheets, articles, downloadable graphics, and resources.
Child Welfare Information Gateway provides a variety of tools, training resources and programs to raise awareness and reduce risk. It also contains a searchable database of state statutes, and US Club Soccer members are encouraged to become familiar with their respective state statutes.
“Safer, Smarter Kids” – of Lauren’s Kids – creates abuse prevention education for elementary-aged children.
ChildHelp.org operates a 24-hour national child abuse hotline, as well as programs for prevention, intervention and treatment.