Abuse prevention and reporting training now available for USA Wrestling minor athletes

By USA Wrestling's SafeSport program | Oct. 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m. (ET)
Video capture from USA Wrestling's “Stand up for kids and takedown misconduct” video.

USA Wrestling strongly encourages parents of minor athletes to participate with their child in age-appropriate training on abuse prevention and reporting of abuse.

The training offered by the US Center for SafeSport allows a parent to choose a training module best suited for their child’s age.

USA Wrestling is requesting that parents go to the web based training offered by the US Center for SafeSport.

Click here for web based training

Choose the training link appropriate to your child’s age.

Engage with your child during this 20-30 minute training. This is a great time to discuss with your child safe relationships with other adults. Talk about what they might do when they don’t feel safe (perhaps create a ‘safe password’ they can use with you if they feel threatened or who they can report a concern to).

Once you have completed the training with your child, they can print off a certificate of completion. Please have your child show their certificate to their coach or club director.

USA Wrestling wants to achieve 100% participation in training minor athletes.

In addition, we want parents to review the Takedown Misconduct Brochure to gain a better understanding of how to keep your child safe in all environments. The more knowledge we all have, the safer we can make the wrestling experience for your child.