Abuse in sports is a great concern for the Morrison Boxing Club team especially in our Sweet Science; BOXING
“There is a critical need to address abuse in sports and we want to do everything we can to provide athletes with a positive, safe and secure environment,” said U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) CEO Scott Blackmun. “Violence, abuse and misconduct in sport not only threatens athletes, but also undermines the fundamental values that sport is based on.”
To address this need USA Boxing has mandated that all Coaches, Officials, Physicians, Staff and Board members be trained and certified in the USOC’s SafeSport program. The SafeSport training and certification testing is available online and must be completed in order to register at any of the above positions. A parent’s version of the training is also available.
What is SafeSport?
The U.S. Center for SafeSport, headquartered in Denver, Colo., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on preventing physical, emotional and sexual abuse in sport. The Center, initially chartered by the U.S. Olympic Committee, is an independent organization with a nine-member board of directors, including subject-matter experts in abuse prevention, child abuse and sexual assault investigation, ethics compliance and sport administration. It collaborates with sport organizations like USA Boxing to foster a culture of safety by raising awareness, developing best practices, and providing education and training to promote respect and prevent abuse.
SafeSport for Parents
Developed for parents of athletes, this free course addresses important topics around recognizing, preventing and taking action against misconduct in sports, from a parent perspective. This course, which takes a little over half an hour to complete, helps parents become active participants in creating safe, positive sports environments for their child. The Morrison Boxing Team encourages all members of our boxing family especially the parents of our boxers to educate themselves about the potential for abuse and learn about the responsibilities we all have in preventing any form of abuse. We strongly recommend that all parents go to the SafeSport web site and take the opportunity to learn about these issues. A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the course.
Here is a link to the parent’s version of SafeSport:
We encourage parent participation
You are welcome to participate with our boxing club in whatever capacity you choose. However, if you are going to assist in coaching, transport boxers other than your own children or lead group activities we require you to have a SafeSport certificate to ensure that you fully understand your duties and liabilities.