Website Links and Training Resources

  • The U.S. Center for SafeSport
    • The U.S. Center for SafeSport works collaboratively with sport organizations to ensure a culture of safety through awareness, education and training programs, so that every athlete is safe, supported and strengthened through sport. The Education and Outreach office offers the SafeSport Training courses that are required for USA Fencing’s Coach and +CheckED members. The Response and Resolution office investigates and resolves alleged violations of the SafeSport Code for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement.
  • Positive Coaching Alliance
    • The Positive Coaching Alliance's mission is to transform the youth sports culture into a Development Zone® where all youth and high school athletes have a positive, character-building experience that results in better athletes and better people. The site offers many educational resources – printable material, articles, audio-visuals – for coaches, athletes, parents and administrators.
  • The Child Welfare Information Gateway
    • The mission of the Child Welfare Information Gateway is to connect child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive resources to help protect children and strengthen families. The site contains detailed information on how to prevent and respond to child neglect and abuse.
  • StopBullying.gov
    • This website provides comprehensive information related to bullying. StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying. 
  • Boston vs Bullies
    • Do you want to learn more about bullying? Are you concerned about bullying that you have observed with teammates? This link features a series of videos featuring athletes from Boston’s professional sports teams who share their stories and provide ways for you to stand strong against bullying. This is also a helpful tool for clubs as it can be used to start a dialogue about athlete behavior and how to create a positive team environment.
  • TrueSport
    • The mission of TrueSport is to change the culture of youth sports by providing educational tools to equip athletes with resources to build life skills and core values for success - on and off the field.  This website contains informative and educational article, resources, videos for parents, coaches and athletes.  
  • National Federation of State High School Associations Learning Center
    • The NFHS Learning Center has numerous courses, most of them free, that would be of value to coaches, administrators and/or parents including: Bullying, hazing and inappropriate behaviors; hazing prevention for students; engaging effectively with parents; supervising after school activities; and sportsmanship.