Outreach Initiatives

Raise your voice for safer sport

Ending abuse in sport takes partners and an all-in attitude. We have new opportunities for athletes and coaches to forge valuable connections to champion athlete safety and well-being on a national scale.

SafeSport Athlete Advisory Team

For amateur, pro, or recreational athletes, inside or outside the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement.

WE ARE SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR OUR SAFESPORT ATHLETE ADVISORY TEAM TO:

  • Increase collaboration and connection with and among athletes in diverse sports and settings
  • Gather and share ideas to create and improve Center education and training resources, communications, and policies
  • Amplify athlete voices in the broader dialogue on safety and dignity in sport

Apply by July 15—Virtual quarterly meetings for new members begin in late 2022, following a Fall networking event

Contact [email protected] with any questions about the SafeSport Athlete Advisory Team

Think You May
Be A Fit?

You may be a fit if you:

  • Have passion and commitment for the well-being of all athletes
  • Can commit to regular SAAT activities such as meetings, networking, and team projects
  • Want to forge meaningful connections with diverse audiences: communications or public speaking experience a huge plus!
  • Want to be heard and seen on a prominent platform with national impact

Coach Advisory Group

For coaches in any sport—volunteer or pro, in or beyond the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement.

WE ARE SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR OUR COACH ADVISORY GROUP TO:

  • Gather and share input and ideas to inform coach-focused Center training and educational resources

  • Increase coach engagement on SafeSport principles and priorities across coach and sport communities

  • Amplify coach voices in our national dialogue on safety and dignity in sport

Apply by July 31, 2022—quarterly virtual meetings begin Fall 2022.

Contact [email protected] with any questions about the SafeSport Coach Advisory Group

Think You May
Be A Fit?

You may be a fit if you:

  • Have passion and commitment toward ending abuse and misconduct
  • Have experience with activities that support athlete well-being
  • Can attend quarterly meetings for at least one year, and up to 10 hours of between-meeting activity
  • Enjoy connecting with diverse audiences: communications, training, or public speaking experience a huge plus!

Sport Situational Prevention Approach

The Sport Situational Prevention Approach (SSPA) is a new three-year collaboration with leading authority Dr. Keith Kaufman. The SSPA aims to:

  1. Help keep athletes safe;
  2. Support and strengthen prevention efforts in sports;
  3. Create safety tools tailored for use by the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and elite youth sports organizations;
  4. Create an early warning system to identify and address safety risks when they are in their earliest stages. 
Interested in downloading the SSPA Implementation Manual?
 
Fill out the form for access.

Sport Situational Prevention Approach

The Sport Situational Prevention Approach (SSPA) is a new, three-year, grant-funded project in collaboration with leading authority Dr. Keith Kaufman. The SSPA aims to:

  1. Help keep athletes safe;
  2. Support and strengthen prevention efforts in sports;
  3. Create safety tools tailored for use by the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and elite youth sports organizations;
  4. Create an early warning system to identify and address safety risks when they are in their earliest stages. 
Interested in downloading the SSPA Implementation Manual?
 
Fill out the form for access.

Podcasts

Whether you’re an adult or minor athlete, the U.S. Center for SafeSport has ​a variety of podcasts that feature best practices and tips on how to keep your sport safe.