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Below you will see the number of “Youth Sport Prevention Strategies” that focus on young athletes ages 3 to 13 and/or sport organizations, leagues, or clubs working with that age group currently being implemented at the local, state, and national level. Lower numbers indicate where specific SV/DV prevention strategies may have gaps in Youth Sports.

  • Strategy
  • Enforce Policy

    Enforce Policy

    Enforce Policy – Examples of policies, protocols, and practices within sport organizations that prevent SV/DV by both reducing risks (ex. screening coaches) and uplifting protective factors (ex. enforcing codes of conduct that support healthy relationships, respect, and character).

  • Engage in Partnership

    Engage in Partnership

    Engage in Partnerships – Examples of formal and informal partnerships between the sport community and SV/DV experts as well as multi-sectors partnerships that connect SV/DV experts, sport organization administrators, coaches, athletes, parents, community leaders, law enforcement, and schools.

  • Join Communities of Practice

    Join Communities of Practice

    Join Communities of Practice – Examples of convening or meetings, committees, conferences, etc., either in sport communities and/or with SV/DV experts where successes, challenges, and opportunities for collaboration to enhance learning and advance efforts to prevent SV/DV in and through sport is shared.

  • Build Champions

    Build Champions

    Build Champions – Examples of intentional support and development of individuals and leaders in the sport community who model and advocate for SV/DV prevention.

  • Provide Resources

    Provide Resources

    Provide Resources – Examples of materials (ex. handouts, posters), services (ex. academic advisors, hotline numbers), financial support (ex. money set aside for SV/DV prevention work), time (ex. setting specific times throughout the year to directly talk about SV/DV and how to prevent it), or other assets (ex. connect to other community SV/DV prevention efforts) provided to address and prevent SV/DV in sport.

  • Educate & Train

    Educate & Train

    Educate and Train – Examples of formal educational programs and trainings (e.g., webinars, keynote speeches, in person trainings) and informal education (ex. team meetings, off the field mentoring) that focus on two components: 1) understanding SV/DV and responding to SV/DV and 2) preventing SV/DV. 

  • Measure Impact

    Measure Impact

    Measure Impact – Examples of formal evaluation practices (ex. surveys) that measure the outcomes of SV/DV prevention strategies (policies, resources, programs) and shows evidence of change in sport.

  • Raise Awareness

    Raise Awareness

    Raise Awareness – Examples of awareness raising efforts in sport, including campaigns, pledges, videos and posters, and social media share graphics, that aim to raise awareness about SV/DV and/or how to prevent it.