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National Youth Sports Week Will Culminate with an In-Person ‘Play Day’ in Atlanta, Hosted by Olympic Champion Sanya Richards-Ross

Suwanee, Georgia, October 24, 2022 — Honoring young athletes and the organizations that serve them, the National Council of Youth Sports – through a collaboration …

National Youth Sports Week – U.S. Center for SafeSport Blog

By Ju’Riese Colon, Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Center for SafeSport — Sport is powerful. It can teach leadership skills, build camaraderie, and demonstrate what real …

Flagging Foul Play – Preventing the Sexual Grooming of Youth Athletes

Sexual abuse is one of the worst things a parent can imagine happening to their child and even the thought of it is repulsive to …

Warming Up to Warming Up: Three Things Coaches Should Know About Preparing Athletes for Play

Coaches are responsible for many different aspects of the youth sport experience. On a typical day, most coaches are expected to organize practices that prepare …

Background Screening- Your First Line of Defense 

Background Screening- Your First Line of Defense  Jillian Henry – Manager, Athlete Protection & Safety, USA Lacrosse Jason Vescovi, PhD – Director, Center for Sport …