USA Table Tennis to Host Discussion for Parents and Coaches on Young Athlete Development and Safety

By USATT | May 28, 2020, 7:37 p.m. (ET)
 

 

USA Table Tennis to Host Discussion for Parents and Coaches on

Young Athlete Development and Safety

Parents and Coaches of Young Table Tennis Players Encouraged to Attend ZOOM Discussion Regarding USATT’s

SafeSport Initiative and Other Issues Important to the Development and Safety of Minor-Aged Athletes

on Tuesday, June 2, at 5:00 pm US Mountain Time

 

(Colorado Springs, CO – May 28, 2020) – USA Table Tennis (“USATT”), the National Governing Body for the sport of table tennis, today announced that the organization will host a guided discussion for parents and coaches of minor-aged table tennis players regarding the safety and development of young athletes on Tuesday, June 2 @ 5:00 pm US Mountain.

The discussion, which is open to parents of minor-aged table tennis players and their coaches, will be hosted and guided on ZOOM by USATT staff members, including the Chief Executive Officer, Virginia Sung, the Athlete Protection Officer, Mark Thompson, and the High Performance Director, Sean O’Neill. The panel will also include members of the Team USA Athletes Advisory Council, National Team Captains, and other possible special guests. Topics of discussion will include USATT’s SafeSport Policies and Procedures, as well as efforts being undertaken to encourage a positive interaction between parents, coaches and young athletes.

“We believe that this is an important moment in the history of our sport and organization with respect to the development and safety of our young athletes,” said CEO Virginia Sung. “USATT wants to make as many resources available as we can to our parents and coaches, so we can create, promote and foster a safe and fun environment within which our young players can flourish.”

The access information for the meeting is as follows:

Meeting URL:     https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88413706941?pwd=enpGcDd1SDVwNU1wKzZRRnNOMkZNdz09

Phone one-tap: US: +12532158782,,88413706941#,,1#,211900# or +13462487799,,88413706941#,,1#,211900#

Meeting ID:         884 1370 6941

Password:           211900

Join by Telephone – For For higher quality, dial a number based on your current location. Dial:    

US: +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099

Meeting ID:         884 1370 6941

Password:           211900

 

 

AGENDA

 

Welcome Statement – Virginia Sung, Chief Executive Officer

The Importance of the Physical and Mental Health of our Athletes

 

SafeSport Compliance – Mark Thompson, Athlete Protection Officer

What is SafeSport and Who Must Be Compliant

 

Tara Profitt, USATT Board Member – Athlete Advisory Council

SafeSport and the USATT Athletes Advisory Council

 

The National Team and Athlete Safety – Sean O’Neill

Maintaining Proper Parental Involvement for Young Elite Athletes