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SafeSport for Athletes

Ohio South offers its members an online awareness/prevention training at no cost for the SafeSport federal law.

SafeSport Authorization Act

Youth Athlete Training

The U.S. Center for SafeSport has released give (5) free training modules focused on Youth Athlete Training.  The modules are age-based: Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Middle School and High School, and are anywhere from 10-20 minutes in length.  A parent/guardian must first create an account at www.athletesafety.org in order to give consent for their child to access the training as well as select the appropriate module for their child's age.

Parent's Guide to Misconduct in Sport

If you are a parent looking for resources on keeping your athlete safe, you can access the Parent Training at no cost.  Simply create an account at www.athletesafety.org, add the parent training to your bag, and you'll be able to access the training.

The Parent Training helps you to recognize if an athlete is being abused.  More importantly, you will learn how to prevent this from happening or how to respond and help if the abuse has already happened.  By taking this training, you are a part of our daily effort to make athlete well-being the centerpiece of our nation's sports programs.  Thank you for helping us champion respect and end abuse in sport.

 

Training for 18-Year-old Athletes on Youth Teams

Per U.S. Soccer:

"As this question has come up a few times, we felt it beneficial to clarify the need for SafeSport training for players above the age of 18 playing with minor athletes. Please note that this is not, nor should it be construed as, providing any legal advice.

In the Development Academy, we do require that any athlete 18 years of age or older with access to minor athletes (train or play on the same team with minor athletes) complete the core, 90-minute SafeSport training. This was enacted based on guidance from the U.S. Center for SafeSport.

While we can’t mandate or require that you do the same, the SafeSport Act does state that you need to “offer and provide consistent training to adult members in regular contact with minor amateur athletes...” and, anyone over 18 is an adult, even if he/she is still playing with a youth team. As such, you should provide training to those players 18 years and older playing on teams with minor athletes."

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