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Safesport

SafeSport is a national sporting community initiative to recognize, reduce and respond to misconduct in all sport disciplines. The six primary types of misconduct are bullying, harassment, hazing, emotional misconduct, physical misconduct, and sexual misconduct, including child sexual abuse.

Team Health and Wellness

We, at Team Booger, acknowledge sports, such as cycling, allow athletes a chance to perform – on and off the bike. Unfortunately, participating in our sport can also be a high-risk habitat for misconduct and abuse. For example, studies indicate that as many as 1 in 8 athletes will be sexually abused within their sport. Misconduct is a critical issue in sport, and one which we all need a game plan to prevent.

All of us involved in sport, from coaches, to athletes, to parents, to officials, to staff play a role in reducing misconduct and abuse in sport. SafeSport provides resources for all members of the sports community – organizations, coaches, parents and athletes – to understand what misconduct is, implement ways to reduce it and identify plans to respond to it. 

We’re proud that Team Booger is taking proactive measures and our staff is trained in Safesport, First Aid & CPR, concussion training and undergoes a background check.

USA Cycling Resources

A wide range of USA Cycling member well-being resources are here.

To Report Concerns

To report SafeSport safety concerns: Contact the USA Center for SafeSport here. 

Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy

Minor Athlete Abuse Protection Policy Known as the MAAPP,  it is a set of guidelines established by numerous sport organizations. The goal is to eliminate isolated, one-on-one interactions between children and adults. Establishing clear boundaries for one-on-one interactions reduces the risk of physical, sexual, and emotional misconduct as well as opportunities for bullying, harassment, and hazing. The majority of child sexual abuse is perpetrated in isolated, one-on-one situations. By reducing such interaction between children and adults, programs reduce the risk of child sexual abuse. However, one-on-one time with trusted adults is also healthy and valuable for a child. Policies concerning one-on-one interactions protect children while allowing for these beneficial relationships. 

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