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Coaches have the responsibility to provide a safe environment for youth athletes to participate and prosper in sports. Simple steps can be taken to ensure athletes are treated with professionalism and awarded the opportunity be safe. Coach/Athlete interactions should remain professional at all times. Coaches should not place themselves in a situation where they are left alone with athletes.
The U.S. Center for SafeSport’s online training is an educational tool for prevention of abuse in sport. Education and awareness are the most critical components to creating safe and respectful sport environments. The SafeSport Trained course covers the following topics in-depth:
This training is for coaches, team volunteers, officials or team staff members. The comprehensive online training course is 90 minutes long, and costs $20 per person.
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You may also be interested in the Coaching with Courage webinar.
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