SafeSport Youth Athlete Training courses are free resources that include courses for children of preschool age; grades K-2; grades 3-5; middle school and high school. These 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 requires that a parent/legal guardian create an account to provide consent for their child to access the training. Once an account is created, parents can choose which course is best for their child based on their actual or developmental age. Courses 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 create one bearing their child’s name.
It can sometimes be hard to talk about sexual assault, especially with people you care about. The U.S. Center for SafeSport developed a guide to help survivors connect with compassionate, confidential professionals at trusted national and local organizations. We believe it’s imperative that survivors talk about what happened and get the support they deserve.