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In partnership with Prevent Child Abuse America, the U.S. Center for Safe Sport will offer two free, 60-minute webinars in June for youth coaches and administrators to help prevent bullying behaviors and promote team cohesion.

Athletes who experience bullying behaviors may suffer emotional and physical pain and will not perform at their best. To support athletes, these one-hour webinars will:

  1. Address what bullying behaviors look like with a particular focus on the most vulnerable populations

  2. Help coaches and administrators learn to distinguish bullying from mean or rude behaviors

  3. Identify strategies for preventing or responding to bullying behavior


Registration links are available below. As both webinars will cover the same material, please sign up for the date and time that is most convenient for you. Thanks, and we hope you will join us!

Preventing Bullying Behaviors
June 8, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. ET/10 a.m. - 11 a.m. PT: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8172541669327373059

June 14, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. ET/10 a.m. - 11 a.m. PT: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/42006031929865774


For the safety of our athletes, particularly our youth athletes, USA Track & Field has committed to providing a safe environment in which our athletes compete and train. We believe this is paramount to the success of all our programs.

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has recommended USATF implement the program in 2014 and it will be required of all Olympic national governing bodies (NGB’s) by 2015. Coupled with our Coaches Registry, our goal is to gain awareness and protect the participants in our sport at all levels, but particularly those athletes who are 18-and-under.

The SafeSport course is an online training module put together by the USOC. The course covers fourteen lesson areas that include, but are not limited to, sexual, physical and emotional misconduct; local and overnight travel; bullying and harassment. The training videos in total are approximately 90 minutes long and include four quizzes and a final exam.

All USATF National Staff, Board Members, Youth Committee members, registered agents, coaches on the Coaches Registry, youth club coaches and youth club administrators are required to complete the USOC SafeSport course.

Visit the SafeSport website at SafeSport.org to begin the process.

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