Get SafeSport ® Trained. End Abuse in Sport.
We all want to feel safe. This is especially true in sport environments, where athletes at every level should be empowered to learn, grow, thrive, and reap [...]
Resources to Help Prevent Abuse and Misconduct in Sport
Headlines covering abuse and misconduct in sport can seem too big, too daunting. Where do we turn for answers? How do we become part of the solution? [...]
Sport Should Be a Safe Place for Everyone. You Can Help.
At its essence, sport is a place where we can go to learn, grow, and thrive, both physically and emotionally. And no matter the ages of the participants [...]
Tools to Help Parents and Coaches Keep Young Athletes Safe
Every young athlete deserves to be safe, supported, and strengthened. This idea is at the core of what the U.S. Center for SafeSport does in communities across America [...]
5 Simple Steps to Improve Your Mental Health and Stay Focused, Happy, and Well
Mental health issues are rising fast these days. The internet makes news and images readily available to hear and see. In addition, people are working longer and more, becoming unhappy [...]
Coaches Can Maximize the Impact of Their Feedback by Saying Less
Swedish psychologist Anders Ericsson said that deliberate practice (meaning practice that maximizes learning) requires certain elements. One of those crucial elements is immediate feedback. Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean it [...]
Why Coaches and Parents Should Avoid Placing Too Much Emphasis on Team and Individual Results
Fall season playoff time can be intense, hyper-competitive, exhilarating or heartbreaking. These moments are great opportunities to focus on teachable moments. Whether your team dominates a rival or is on [...]
Told a Player Something ‘A Hundred Times’ And They Still Don’t Get It? Time To Re-Think Your Coaching
Coaching can be difficult. Very difficult. Coaches want to help athletes reach their full potential and accomplish great things individually and as a team, but sometimes, it seems like the [...]
How Old Does Your Child Need to Be to Start Working Out?
As the world presumably gets more competitive in academics and sports, parents are looking for ways to separate their children from the crowd and...
How Kids Can Tell If Their Coach Cares
Every athlete wants to play for a coach who cares. Not just cares about winning, but cares about them. Dr. Mary Fry, Director of the Sport and Exercise Physiology Lab [...]