The SafeSport Handbook is a downloadable resource for the sport community. Containing general policy guidelines, policy templates, and sample forms and documents, the handbook provides a starting point for developing sport- and organization- specific policies and procedures to address emotional, physical, and sexual harm.

Click here to download the SafeSport Handbook (pdf)

What’s in the Handbook?

The handbook, which is built around risk factors for athlete maltreatment and barriers to reporting, is comprised of three parts: 1) Policy Guidelines, 2) Policy Templates, and 3) Sample Forms and Documents.

How to Use the Handbook

Every sport and every sports organization is different.  These differences will be reflected in the safe sport strategies an organization opts to implement.  Accordingly, not every policy in this handbook will apply to every sport or its organization.