Your child's success or lack of success in sports does not indicate what kind of parent you are. But, having an athlete that is coachable, respectful, a great teammate, mentally tough, resilient, and tries their best IS a direct reflection of your parenting"
From a College Coach
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Athlete Protection Education:
USA Swimming is committed to raising awareness about prevention of abuse in sport. USA Swimming is proud to partner with Praesidium, an industry expert in abuse prevention, to bring the swimming community customized and comprehensive training tools for coaches, volunteers and parents. Customized training for athletes is available now.
Their training tools will help you:
- Understand the scope and effects of abuse in sport
- Recognize the signs of grooming behavior and boundary violations
- Understand how to establish boundaries and protect against false allegations
- Know how to react and report when you suspect abuse
Free Training For Parents:
The USA Swimming Safe Sport Program is proud to offer free athlete protection training to the parents of their member athletes. Parents are a critical component to USA Swimming's overall goal to protecting children from sexual abuse. The comprehensive online programming includes information about how offenders operate; how to recognize and respond to boundary violations, myths and facts about child sexual abuse and USA Swimming’s Athlete Protection Policies and Procedures. For Free Athlete Protection Training For Parents, click here. FYI, our LSC is Virginia, our Club Code is RAYS.
Coach Bob's Recommended Reading for Parents:
Ten Commandments for Swim Parents
13 Steps to Being a Winning Parent
Dos and Don'ts for Sports Parents
How Can You Help Your Child's Team
Seven Habits of Saintly Swim Parents
Swim Parents Can Learn About the Developmental Process in Sports
The Biggest Question
The Myth of an Overnight Success
What to Expect With Growing Swimmers
Working WITH the Coach
"Y" is for Young Athletes
Seven Signs the Young Swimmer Isn't Eating Enough Food
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