Prevent. Recognize. Respond.
Tools to help address emotional and physical abuse and misconduct in sport
This toolkit references types of conduct prohibited by the SafeSport Code, which applies to all Participants in the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement. The Terminology section includes definitions of Movement-specific capitalized terms referenced in this toolkit.
This guide contains detailed information about trauma and abuse, including Emotional Misconduct, Physical Misconduct, Bullying, Harassment, and Hazing. Some of the words and examples used may be triggering and cause anxiety.
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This Toolkit is divided into three main sections with introductions to key concepts, strategies for setting a successful tone, and real-life scenarios that help coaches, volunteers, and parents build young athletes up rather than tear them down.
What athletes do and say online can have a great impact on their teams. Watch and share these animated videos to encourage youth athletes to be responsible digital citizens.