Online Courses

New resources for parents available via U.S. Center for SafeSport

This course is a comprehensive resource for parents of youth athletes of all ages. The module takes less than an hour to complete and is comprised of five units: 1) Introduction to the Center for SafeSport; 2) Sexual Misconduct and Abuse; 3) Other Forms of Misconduct; 4) Creating Safe Environments; and 5) Responding to Misconduct. The units focus on the following points:
  • The basic philosophy and policies of the U.S. Center for SafeSport
  • What makes for a healthy coach-athlete relationship
  • Best practices and policies you should look for in your child's sport organization
  • What you should know about sexual abuse and sexual misconduct in sport
  • What you should know about other forms of misconduct in sport, including: bullying, harassment, hazing and emotional and physical misconduct
  • Tips for making sports situations safer for your child
  • How to talk to your child about misconduct, and ways to encourage your child to speak up about misconduct if it occurs
  • How your child's sport organization must report abuse and misconduct, in accordance with laws and policies
Instructions to take the course:
  1. Visit and click "SIGN IN" in the top right corner to create an account.
  2. Complete the registration process. When prompted to enter a membership organization, enter "Not affiliated."
  3. Select "Shop for activities" and then locate "Parent's Guide to Misconduct in Sport."
  4. Select "Add To Bag" and then finish checking out for the module, although it is completely free.
  5. Select the play symbol and you may begin the training module, which does not need to be completed in one session.
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