Combatting Abuse

No parent wants to think that his or her child could be abused by a coach, teammate or even a friend.  Unfortunately, ignoring the issue of abuse will not make it less likely.  In fact, it may make it more likely because your child will not have the tools necessary to identify and expose the abuse.

USA Weightlifting recently made five SafeSport Toolkits available to parents.

The Toolkits explain the different types of abuse prevalent in sports and how to handle situations of potential abuse.  Empower your youth weightlifter by educating yourself and your athlete on this topic!


By |2018-05-14T20:54:37-04:00May 14th, 2018|Athlete Resources|

About the Author:

Susan Friend is a weightlifter, coach, and weightlifting enthusiast. Susan has participated in both the U.S. and German weightlifting systems, along with her son, Hutch, who holds four U.S. Youth National Championship titles and one German Youth National Championship title.

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