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SafeSport



U.S. Center for SafeSport
On February 14, 2018, (S.534) was signed into law.  Click HERE for the U.S. Center for SafeSport's fact sheet about the legislation.

Online awareness/prevention training is available at not cost to Ohio North Adult Members and consists of three (3) training modules which include:

  • Sexual Misconduct Awareness and Education
  • Mandatory Reporting
  • Emotional and Physical Misconduct

Effective July 1, 2019, all SafeSport training requirements will be completed through the new SportsEngine portal as part of Ohio North's new background screening and player safety compliance.  For the Fall 2019 season, if you previously completed the SafeSport training and only need to complete the refresher course, contact Bernie Telmanik at btelmanik@ohionorthsoccer.org for more information.

Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse & SafeSport Authorization Act of 2017 (S.534)

Youth Athlete Training

The U.S. Center for SafeSport has released give (5) free training modules focused on Youth Athlete Training.  The modules are age-based: Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Middle School and High School, and are anywhere from 10-20 minutes in length.  A parent/guardian must first create an account at www.athletesafety.org in order to give consent for their child to access the training as well as select the appropriate module for their child's age.

Parent's Guide to Misconduct in Sport

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

The Parent Training helps you to recognize if an athlete is being abused.  More importantly, you will learn how to prevent this from happening or how to respond and help if the abuse has already happened.  By taking this training, you are a part of our daily effort to make athlete well-being the centerpiece of our nation's sports programs.  Thank you for helping us champion respect and end abuse in sport.


REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
Reporting child abuse is everyone's responsibility.  Any person may report suspected child abuse, neglect or exploitation.  Anonymous reports are accepted from individuals who are not mandated by occupation to report; however, please consider identifying yourself.

Allows a complaint to be easily reported for a reasonable suspicion of Sexual or Physical abuse/neglect within a 24-hour period of awareness.  Federal regulations state that reports should be made to:

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
For assistance in further documenting, locating an appropriate state agency and/or issues reporting to law enforcement, the U.S. Center for SafeSport or U.S. Soccer can help locate resources.

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