Take the Training:

To take the training, create an account on SafeSport.org using this link. You Will Need your USA Weightlifting Membership ID Number. This can be found in WebPoint.

https://safesport.org/authentication/register?token=abf33486-203e-47a8-b398-d170495b6d8d

Once you complete the online training, your membership profile will be automatically updated provided you furnished your USA Weightlifting Membership ID when registering for a SafeSport account.. Contact USAW@usaweightlifting.org if the certification doesn't appear in your profile after completing all 3 modules of the training.

Education Pilot Program

In our continuing efforts to protect our athletes, we are happy to provide USAW Club Directors an opportunity to join an educational pilot program offered by the U.S. Center for SafeSport. The U.S. Center for SafeSport has developed an educational toolkit tailored for youth athletes. They are seeking input from USAW Clubs about their toolkit and its effectiveness with youth athletes.

The toolkit includes lessons for several different age groups of minor athletes.Each lesson is less than 10 minutes, so they are quick mini-lessons that can easily be implemented at the beginning or end of a training session.

 

We are inviting our clubs to take part in the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s pilot program.

 

If you are a club director and are interested in participating please email usaw@usaweightlifting.org.

 

The U.S. Center for SafeSport will be collecting your feedback about the toolkit, so it may be implemented prior to a full rollout next year.

In-Person Education Opportunity - December 12th

  • Coaching Boys Into Men/Athletes As Leaders training is being held December 12th (facilitator training) in Colorado Springs. If you would like to attend, please sign up here:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XYT5HZN
    • Please note, even if you are not sure if you can participate in this pilot at this time, you are welcome to attend the training to learn about the program.
    • Workshop Description:  Coaches and mentors play a pivotal role in helping athletes develop healthy relationships by empowering the athletes to take on this type of leadership and by setting the expectations for the team.  Athletes can play an active role in creating healthy relationships and a safer community.  Coaching Boys into Men (CBIM) is an evidence-based violence prevention program for athletes on boys’ sports teams, specifically delivered by coaches.  Athletes As Leaders, a program for athletes on girls’ teams, promotes female leadership to create a safe and welcoming community for all.  This two-day training offers a comprehensive approach to sexual assault and dating violence prevention for sports organizations.   Day One will offer training on what teams can do from an organizational standpoint to protect athletes from abuse, and how coaches can model healthy and safe boundaries.  Day Two will serve as a Train-the-Trainer for Coaching Boys Into Men and Athletes As Leaders, where you will receive all the tools you need to get started with your teams.