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Coach Athlete Abuse

Safe4Athletes Survey Targets Abuse in Sports

Katherine Starr | Posted 04.27.2014 | Impact
Katherine Starr

A few minutes of your time could be the difference between an athlete being silent about their abuse or having a voice to speak up. By completing our ...

The Vieth Report: Did It Hit the Mark or Miss All Together?

Katherine Starr | Posted 03.30.2014 | Sports
Katherine Starr

USA Swimming must listen, learn and change to respond to the athletes' rather than coaches' needs.

The Truth about Coach-Athlete Relationships

Katherine Starr | Posted 11.27.2013 | Sports
Katherine Starr

If we truly want to address sexual abuse and harassment in sports we need to call it what it is, an abuse of power between the coach and the athlete that occurs at all ages. We are misled if educational materials imply something else.

Are You Really Prepared for the Upcoming Sports Season?

Katherine Starr | Posted 10.25.2013 | Impact
Katherine Starr

Summer is almost over for most schools around the country with school sports and open amateur sports programs beginning across the United States. New sports season can often mean new coaches, supporting staff and new teammates.

Is It Any Safer to Compete in Sports?

Katherine Starr | Posted 05.21.2013 | Sports
Katherine Starr

This week the Cal Ripken Sr Foundation came together with NCMEC (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children) to discuss Safe to Compete and address sexual abuse in sports.

Athlete/Parent Shortcuts Lead to Athlete Suffering in the Long Run

Katherine Starr | Posted 12.08.2012 | Impact
Katherine Starr

We cannot count on an athlete being able to confront this powerful person or to even speak to his or her parents about a coach's behavior when they are fearful of the parent not believing them or the coach withdrawing playing time, affection or instruction.