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USA Gymnastics is committed to fostering a fun, healthy and safe environment for all members. Beginning in 2012, USA Gymnastics has provided awareness, prevention and reporting information regarding sexual misconduct to professional members, Member Clubs, and athlete members and their families through the Clubs Care and We Care Campaigns. We are pleased to introduce the USA Gymnastics Safe Sport program, which includes information and guidance on six forms of abuse that occur throughout our society and youth sport. USA Gymnastics Safe Sport program, which is replacing the Clubs Care and We Care Campaigns, provides policies, education, a reporting structure, and tools intended to assist our Members Clubs, professional members, athlete parents and athletes as we work together to promote a safe environment.

Since the inception of the Clubs Care and We Care Campaigns in 2012, USA Gymnastics has provided educational and display materials to gymnastics clubs, professionals and parents to help prevent sexual abuse and misconduct. We continue that outreach through USA Gymnastics Safe Sport program. Take advantage of the following resources to implement within your club, profession and home.

In partnership with Prevent Child Abuse America, the U.S. Center for Safe Sport is offering free, 60-minute webinars on June 8 and June 14 from 1-2 p.m. ET for youth coaches and administrators to help prevent bullying behaviors and promote a positive team environment.

Athletes who experience bullying behaviors may suffer emotional and physical pain and will not perform at their best. To support athletes, these one-hour webinars will:
  1. Address what bullying behaviors look like with a particular focus on the most vulnerable populations
  2. Help coaches and administrators learn to distinguish bullying from mean or rude behaviors
  3. Identify strategies for preventing or responding to bullying behavior
Preventing Bullying Behaviors
June 8, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET/10 a.m. – 11 a.m. PT: Register Here
June 14, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET/10 a.m. – 11 a.m. PT: Register Here

Parents, Coaches, Judges, Club Owners please take a moment to view this great resource provided by USA Gymnastics. This brochure provides awareness information on sexual misconduct understanding the signs of grooming and abuse. Information on reporting to law enforcement as well as the U.S. Center for SafeSport is included. The brochure suggests actionable each of us can do to protect our children and athletes. Together We Can!

CLICK HERE to view the brochure in our interactive reader. CLICK HERE for a PDF version.

The “Safe Sport Education Webinar” covers ways parents, coaches and clubs can work together to promote a safe environment for athletes.
Click here to watch. Click here for the PDF

Darkness to Light Videos

"Take Two Minutes for Prevention" is a series of short video clips on a specific part of each of the 5 Steps to Protecting Our Children™ from Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children®, an education Partner for USA Gymnastics.

One in 10 Children

Abusers Known and Trusted

Bystanders Recognize Red Flag Behavior - Intervention

Bystanders Recognize Red Flag Behavior - Prevention

The What-If Game

Teaching Children Uncomfortable

Additional Resources
  • U302 Recognizing and Responding Online Course - provided as Member Club benefit
    This online course is being offered complimentary from USA Gymnastics and provides education about various forms of abuse, indicators and how to effectively report abuse. This course provides state-specific information on mandated reporting laws.
  • Clubs Care Quick Reference Guide - This Guide is a tool that club owners can use to implement Safe Sport in their club. The guide includes the many different resources and provides gymnastics-oriented policy templates that clubs can customize to fit their specific business needs. Click here to view in an interactive reader. Click here to download as a PDF.
  • Mandatory Reporting Poster - provided by Darkness to Light
  • "Together We Can” Article - published in Technique and USA Gymnastics magazine
  • USA Gymnastics Safe Sport Infographic