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In February 2018, Congress passed a NEW law, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017

Since youth sports organizations are required to comply with this new law, many are looking for ways to make sure their organization is covered from a liability perspective. In fact, organizations could face up to a $150,000 fine for failing to provide training to their coaches.

Good News!  Trusted Coaches has a solution.

Trusted Coaches is offering the NEW Child Safety Training course
(in accordance with the new SafeSport Authorization Act)
for $4 per coach through November 30th.

PROTECT YOUR YOUTH ATHLETES & ASSOCIATION!

Who is affected by the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017?

Members of the Trusted Coaches staff have been studying the scope of this federal law and determining whether it affects the community based parent-volunteer youth sports associations and not just national governing bodies for youth sports. As more education is provided about this law, it is our belief that every association with youth athlete participants must abide by the Safe Sport Authorization Act based on the following portion of the written law.

[132 STAT. 324] of S.534, SEC. 204 (a) IN GENERAL. – An applicable amateur sports organization shall… (3) offer and provide consistent training to all adult members who are in regular contact with amateur athletes who are minors, and subject to parental consent, to members who are minors, regarding prevention and reporting of child abuse to allow a complainant to report easily an incident of child abuse to appropriate persons

This means having in place a protocol for reducing the risk of child abuse and instructions regarding how to report it. The law mandates that anyone who suspects abuse must report it to the authorities within 24 hours, or steep civil penalties may be levied against that individual or organization.

Thank you for your dedication to youth sports and for joining our mission of providing a safe, positive and productive experience for today’s youth athletes!

You can read the entire law here:  Safe Sport Law

Other Resources:

Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017

Positive Coaching Alliance Sexual Abuse Prevention Policy & Procedures

 

For questions about the new Trusted Coaches Child Safety Training program, please contact Brian Meeter at 608-780-2054 or brian@trustedcoaches.org    

Youth Sports Done Right