Do you have a younger child just getting started in organized sport? How about a teenager who has moved up to more competitive athletic settings? Either way … that’s great! Youth sport participation can have lifelong positive mental and physical health impacts.
It also means it’s time to start the discussion about what a safe, healthy sport experience should look and feel like to them. Online training offered by the U.S. Center for SafeSport can be an important tool in your family’s toolbelt.
Younger kids often don’t have the language skills necessary to articulate when a potentially unhealthy, inappropriate, or even abusive situation is occurring. “SafeSport for Kids” (for kids ages 5-12) is an entry point for you to have those important conversations.