Prevention Education Series

Prevention Education Series The goal of this series is to bridge the gap between prevention education theory with on-the-ground practice.  For Parents and Guardians – The Importance of Talking with Kids about Abuse Read More

Elevating Safety on and off the Pitch

Elevating Safety on and off the Pitch By Ju’Riese Colon, Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Center for SafeSport There’s quote I often reflect on by that affable soccer coach we all know and love, Ted Lasso: “There’s two buttons I never like to hit – that’s panic and snooze.” As CEO of the U.S. Center for SafeSport this sentiment resonates with …

A Swimmer’s Journey: Coaching the Next Generation

A Swimmer’s Journey: Coaching the Next Generation Is it possible to have a winning team and a positive sport culture? Dave Denniston, head coach of the University of Wyoming Swimming & Diving teams, believes the answer is yes. The U.S. Center for SafeSport provides diverse training, tools, and resources with the goal of creating sport settings free of abuse and …

You Can Help Change Sport for the Better

You Can Help Change Sport for the Better 2024 Athlete & Culture Climate Survey As athletes, sport builds us up. It challenges us and helps us grow. But in order to do this, sport settings should be free of misconduct and abuse. And, ideally, they should be safe, supportive, and respectful so participants can thrive as athletes and in life. …

Embracing Harmony & Safety in Performing Arts

Embracing Harmony & Safety in Performing Arts The U.S. Center for SafeSport provides diverse training, tools, and resources with the goal of empowering participants to grow and thrive in a setting that is free of abuse and misconduct. Question: What is the largest team on campus? Answer: The marching band. Drum Corps International (DCI), an elite marching ensemble, recognizes the …

The U.S. Center for SafeSport’s 2023 NGB Summit

The U.S. Center for SafeSport’s 2023 NGB Summit By Ju’Riese Colon, Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Center for SafeSport Elevating athlete safety across every sport is a team effort. With the goal of fostering a safer sport culture, we invited sport leaders from around the country to Denver to participate in the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s 2023 National Governing Body Summit …

Positivity and understanding define next-gen coaching practices

Positivity and understanding define next-gen coaching practices It can be confusing. You lean toward a more no-nonsense approach as a coach and want to hold your athletes and others around your team accountable for their effort and performance. But when does “stern” cross the line into “punitive”—or even harmful—coaching? The U.S. Center for SafeSport offers resources, including the Emotional & …

Culture Change Starts At The Top

Center Homepage Culture change starts at the top Abuse-free sport is a moral imperative. It also happens to be good business. By Ju’Riese Colón CEO, U.S. Center for SafeSport Also can be read on Sports Business Journal. Leadership can be a long, challenging journey. C-suite execs are always on the lookout for potential threats that could do harm to brand …

Building Positive Sport Culture

Building Positive Sport Culture By Ju’Riese Colon, Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Center for SafeSport Sport is powerful. It can teach leadership skills, build camaraderie, and demonstrate what real teamwork looks like. Sport builds resiliency and has created heroes and role models for many of us, myself included. But, when something is so powerful, it doesn’t take much for the pendulum …

To Assess Camp Safety This Summer, Ask the Right Questions

To Assess Camp Safety This Summer, Ask the Right Questions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_JzKJgrSW0 Summer camp can spark memories that last a lifetime. While traditional camps may still offer campfires, “bug juice,” and a healthy dose of the Great Outdoors, today’s family can choose from over 12,000 camps offering an amazing array of experiences—from coding and cosplay, to specialized athletic camps in dozens …