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SafeSport: Youth Training Courses Now Available

The U.S. Center for SafeSport Youth Athlete Training courses are now live! These resources include courses for children of pre-school age; grades K-2; grades 3-5; middle school and high school. These free 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.

A Parental Consent Form For Youth Training (PDF) must be completed and emailed to compliance@usawaterski.org prior to completing any of the youth training courses.

Each course is hosted on athletesafety.org. Please note that you need to select the “Not Affiliated” option from the organization drop-down list (it should be the first selection).

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 need to write their child's name on the printed certificate and Email the certificate of completion to compliance@usawaterski.org.

Below are other important resources for preventing abuse.

The SafeSport Helpline (run by RAINN) provides crisis intervention, referrals, and emotional support specifically designed for athletes, staff, and other SafeSport participants affected by sexual violence. Through this service, support specialists provide live, confidential, one-on-one support. All services are anonymous, secure, and available 24/7.

If a report needs to be filed with the Center, anyone can report here.