Training Resources for NGBs

The Center is committed to equipping you with the right tools to help us advance our mission, and keep athletes safe. Here, you’ll find training and education policies, which set the minimum training requirements and policies for limiting one-on-one interactions and other proactive NGB organization policies to prevent abuse and misconduct.

  • The 90-Minute SafeSport™ Core training is an initial training requirement across all NGBs with additional refresher trainings available after one year.
  • Adults who have regular contact with amateur athletes who are minors are now required to take this training. 
  • If you are a member of a National Governing Body, access training here, or contact your NGB for the training portal through your membership.

The Center also provides consultation and best practices to prevent misconduct and abuse. Questions can be directed to [email protected].

If you have a technical issue, please either call +1 (720) 676-6417, email [email protected] or visit our FAQs.

Other Prevention and Abuse Awareness Resources

Parent's guide to misconduct in sport

Parents are an important part of the solution, as we all work together to prevent abuse in sport. 

Our Parent’s Guide to Misconduct in Sport is designed for parents of athletes of all ages. This FREE online training course explains the issues of misconduct in sport and helps parents ensure their children have a positive and safe sport experience.

If you are a parent looking for resources on keeping your athlete safe, you can access the Parent’s Guide at no cost. Simply create an account, add the parent training to your bag, and you’ll be able to access the training.

Parent Toolkit

Our Online Parent Toolkits give you the necessary SafeSport information for your young athlete. Available separated by age group or all together, these Toolkits help parents understand SafeSport best practices and how to respond to signs of abuse.

Youth Athlete Resources

The U.S. Center for SafeSport Youth Athlete Training courses are now live! These resources include courses for children of pre-school age; grades K-2; grades 3-5; middle school and high school. These free online trainings are designed as an introduction for minor athletes and their parents or other caregivers to understand the importance of positive, welcoming environments in sports, where misconduct like bullying or abuse is less likely to happen, and to know where to report abuse, should it occur.

Each course requires that a parent/legal guardian create an account to provide consent for their child to access the training. Once an account is created, parents can choose which course is best for their child based on their actual or developmental age. Each course will take less than 30 minutes to complete. A writeable PDF certificate is available at the conclusion of each training, and parents are encouraged to create one bearing their child’s name.

The U.S. Center for SafeSport has developed interactive, educational resources to help create a culture of safety and respect in any sports program. These resources have been made possible through the support of The Foundation for Global Sports Development.