Website Links and Training Resources

  • 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 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.
  • Safe4Athletes
    • This educational website, in part, provides a safe and confidential place where abused athletes, their parents or others concerned about the impact of coach/volunteer/peer misconduct can call.  Additionally, the site helps educate all parents and athletes to be more aware of what they can do to recognize inappropriate coach/volunteer/peer behavior and understand how traumatic the effects of such experiences can be for athletes.
  • Darkness to Light
    • This non-profit organization is committed to empowering people to prevent child sexual abuse. The website offers an abundance of educational materials and resources.
  • 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.
  • Moms Team
    • The mission of the Mom’s Team website is to provide youth sports stakeholders with comprehensive education, practical information, best practices and resources to keep all children safe physically, psychologically and sexually while playing sports.
  • RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
    • RAINN is the nations largest anti-sexual violence organization. The website offers educational information related to sexual violence as well as safety and prevention information. Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) has partnered with the The United States Center for SafeSport and is offering a 24-hour victim services helpline.
  • 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.  
  • FBI Parent Guide to Internet Safety
  • National Sex Offender Registry
  • State Sex Offender Registry
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800.656.HOPE (1.800.656.4673)
  • Crisis hotline: 1-800-4ACHILD (1.800.422.4453)