Are you as an administrator, coach, trainer, medical staff, entourage member or parent 100% sure you have done everything to protect these young athletes? If not, inform yourself and act.
The USA Sports Council believes that education and prevention are the key factors in effectively attacking the problem of abuse of minors in sport. This problem knows no borders of any kind: physical frontiers, race, gender, religion, age.
Reading and following the IOC’s Kit and signing up and implementing the guidelines of Safe Sport are mandatory for every sports organization. Examining, understanding and applying the recommendations and using the available tools should be a requirement for every officer, official, coach and parent of a young man or woman in sports, from the pee wees to adulthood.
None of the above recommendations are enough if common sense is not applied. No sport where young people are under the supervision and physical and emotional control of an adult is safe.