The U.S. Center for SafeSport believes every athlete should be safe, supported, and strengthened through sport. The Center works toward this vision by providing diverse training, tools, and resources to create sport settings free of abuse and misconduct.
Chaparral Wrestling Club, a Colorado affiliate of USA Wrestling, has bought into this vision. Coaches in this nonprofit club, based in Parker, Colo., are SafeSport® Trained before they interact with young athletes. Chaparral Wrestling puts safety, security, and fun first, and is a good example of a youth sports organization that provides opportunities for physical, mental, emotional, and social development.
Watch this short story for a firsthand account of how the Center has supported Chaparral Wrestling Club in fostering a positive environment for anyone who gets on the mat.
The U.S. Center for SafeSport offers more than a dozen online abuse awareness and prevention courses. Help us create a safer sport culture—get SafeSport® Trained!