Athlete Protection: Safesport & Concussion Awareness
Athletes Without Limits is committed to creating a safe and positive environment for athletesâ€™ physical, emotional and social development and to ensuring that it promotes an environment free of misconduct.Â While we recognize that the process for training and motivating athletes will vary with each coach and athlete, it is nevertheless important for everyone involved in sport to support the use of motivational and training methods that avoid misconduct.
Keeping athletes healthy and safe is a top priority, therefore Athletes Without Limits confirms that our coaches and core volunteers complete and maintain current Safesport Training. (In most sports Coaches are already required to complete Safesport Training to maintain their coaching credentials.)
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 Limitsâ€™ Participant Safety Committee.
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 Limitsâ€™ Disciplinary Rules and Procedure…
To continue reading use the link below to download a PDF copy of Athletes Without Limits’ Athlete Protection Policy which contains Athlete Safety Complaint Forms and Incident Forms:
Download Athletes Without Limits (Safesport) Athlete Protection Policy & Forms (PDF)
More resources including Athlete, Parent, Volunteer & Coaches Training are available at the U.S. Center for Safesport Website below:
Visit U.S. Center for Safesport Website & Training
Keeping athletes healthy and safe is a top priority, therefore Athletes Without Limits is requiring our coaches and core volunteers to complete the CDC Coaches Training Course on concussion and brain injury awareness. We also now include the CDC Concussion awareness educational flyer in our athlete application.
We strongly encourage parents and athletes to also use the training resources available on the CDC Heads Up website so that everyone in the Athletes Without Limits family can better recognize, respond to, and minimize the risk of concussion or other serious brain injury.