Athlete Protection (Safesport) Policy
Overview: Our Commitment to Safety
In the event that any staff member or volunteer observes inappropriate behaviors (i.e., policy violations), suspected physical or sexual abuse, or misconduct, it is the personal responsibility of each staff member and volunteer to immediately report his or her observations to an immediate supervisor, an Athletes Without Limits administrator or a member of the Athletes Without Limits’ Participant Safety Committee.
Athletes Without Limits is committed to creating a safe and positive environment for athletes’ physical, emotional and social development and to ensuring that it promotes an environment free of misconduct.
Staff members and volunteers should not attempt to evaluate the credibility or validity of child physical or sexual abuse allegations as a condition for reporting to appropriate law enforcement authorities.
Instead, it is the responsibility of each staff member and volunteer to immediately report suspicions or allegations of child physical or sexual abuse to an immediate supervisor, Athletes Without Limits Administrator, Head of Delegation while at Competition, President, or Executive Director. Complaints and allegations will be addressed under Athletes Without Limits’ Disciplinary Rules and Procedure.
Athletes Without Limits recognizes that the process for training and motivating athletes will vary with each coach and athlete, but it is nevertheless important for everyone involved in sport to support the use of motivational and training methods that avoid misconduct…
To continue reading, download a PDF of our complete Athlete Protection (Safesport) Policy
(Note this PDF includes information about submitting an Athlete Safety Complaint as well as an Incident Report Form)
Safesport Website & Additional Resources
More resources including Athlete, Parent, Volunteer & Coaches Training resources are available at: https://uscenterforsafesport.org/training-and-education/training-and-education-services