What is SafeSport?
SafeSport provides information for all members of the sports community, to understand what misconduct is and provide a pathway to report misconduct. Please visit SafeSport and go to the ABOUT tab to learn more. Washington Youth Soccer supports this initiative and we need everyone to participate.
Types of at-risk abuse include:
• Bullying
• Harassment
• Hazing
• Emotional Misconduct
• Physical Misconduct
•Sexual Misconduct, including Child Sexual Abuse

Who is SafeSport for?
We all play a role in creating a safe environment in youth sports.

• Organizations
• Coaches
• Volunteers
• Parents
• Referees
• Athletes

Why SafeSport?
Sport provides athletes with an opportunity to develop specific athletic skills, as well as life skills. Unfortunately, sport can also be a high-risk environment for misconduct and abuse.

Click here for more information on SafeSport

Rules to Follow:
• If you see something, say something
• Report to Risk Manager
• Report it to the Sports Center Created by the Statute
• Report to Local Law Enforcement

 
Prevent Abuse in Sports

On February 14th, 2018, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 was enacted by Congress and became federal law.

The new legislation is a response to sexual abuse revealed in and around USA Gymnastics — but the impact of the legislation reaches far beyond Olympic-level sport.

The Act creates a new ‘standard of care’ for all organizations providing youth sport programming: youth sport ministries, school leagues and athletics, camps, country club leagues, and more. In short, the new Act requires Prevention Training and Prevention Policies.

Abuse Prevention Systems provides analysis of the Act allowing youth sport organizations to better understand WHO is impacted, WHAT is required and HOW to comply.

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Required Training and Documentation

Click on this link for a slide deck highlighting required training and documentation procedures for coaches and team volunteers

Slide Deck Coach Volunteer Compliance.pdf