The USA Sports Council Statement on Responsibility to Actively Combat Abuse of Athletes
For Immediate Release:
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Jan. 22, 2018 - The USA Sports Council has requested that all its members discuss the different activities and regulations in place to address issues of abuse of athletes, at all levels including minors, juniors and seniors.
The USASC membership believes in proactive approaches to combat any type of activity that harms, or puts in the way of harm, an athlete in any way, physical and psychological, and the organization, along with its members, is actively working on these matters. The USA Sports Council is currently reviewing successful strategies with a view to formulating a cutting edge, successful and enforceable policy.
"We do not believe the correct way is to wait to hear or learn, but in educating and establishing firm directives and protocols to follow for reporting any activity that raises the most basic suspicion." USA Sports Council President and CEO Alfredo La Mont stated on Friday.
Administrators, coaches, medical staff, trainers, judges, entourage at all levels have the responsibility, moral, ethical, and legal, to do everything in their power to remain vigilant at all times.
About the USA Sports Council:
The USASC is a Colorado Springs-based non-profit organization bringing together the national governing bodies of sport in the United States that are not under the umbrella of the United States Olympic Committee. The USA Sports Council aims to provide all national governing bodies of sport, health and lifestyle activities with the development of leadership, adoption of national best practices standards and domestic recognition. Visit the USA Sports Council website to learn more about the USASC and its member sports: theusasportscouncil.org
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