Youth outcomes are not possible if young people do not participate in physically, socially and emotionally safe environments. Safety must always be our top priority. NCYS is proud to partner with organizations committed to providing safety practices that support all youth sports organizations.

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National Center for Safety Initiatives

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Thursday, October 27, 2022

Every child deserves to play in a safe and welcoming environment. Identifying the right staff and volunteers to work with youth athletes is one of the most important business decisions youth organizations will make. The relationship between caring adults and youth athletes is foundational to ensuring young people receive the youth development outcomes we all seek. Engaging in safe practices ensures that young athletes can focus on building skills and having fun. One in 10 children is abused before their 18th birthday. Half of the 3.5M youth injured are preventable. Half of children and adolescents do not get an annual physical.


Families: Attend a live webinar at 2 pm EST (1 pm CST and noon PST) and learn how safety impacts you and how you can actively participate in helping to protect youth athletes.

Organizations & Teams: Attend the live webinar at 2 pm EST (1 pm CST and noon PST) and learn how safety impacts your coaches and volunteers and how you can make an impact.


Families: Share your favorite learnings from the webinar on social media with the hashtags #nationalyouthsportsweek #safesport

Organizations & Teams: Share one of your most effective safety practice or one you just learned in our webinar and post on social media with the hashtags #nationalyouthsportsweek #safesport


Audit your safety program. Ensure that you are following the US Center for Safe Sports Minor Athlete Protection Policies (MAPP) and NCYS & United State Olympic Committee Background Screening