An online course was developed by the U.S. Center for SafeSport for parents of athletes of all ages. Titled "Parent’s Guide to Misconduct in Sport," this course explains the issues of misconduct in sport and helps parents ensure their children have a positive and safe sport experience. To take this free, 30 minute course click here.
The U.S. Center for SafeSport is now offering a Youth Athlete Training course.
These resources include courses for children of preschool 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.
Each course is hosted on athletesafety.org and requires that a parent or legal guardian create an account to provide consent for their child to access the training. Once an account is created, select not affiliated from the dropdown menu and then 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 write their child's name on the printed certificate.