5 POINTS FOR PARENTS: KEEPING KIDS SAFE IN YOUTH SPORTS
USA Wrestling’s Safe Sport Program is the cornerstone of USA Wrestling’s commitment to ensure a safe, healthy and positive wrestling environment for all of its members and volunteers. In order to be successful, we all have a role to play. Raising awareness and education are key to creating a culture that will takedown misconduct.
Get Educated Education is the most important tool for combatting misconduct. Look for resources that can help you understand how abuse occurs and what you can do about it. You should be able to recognize signs of grooming behavior and boundary violations and what to do when you suspect a child’s safety is at risk.
Create Healthy Boundaries It’s important to establish healthy boundaries between athletes and coaches and have clear expectations about the coach’s role. A coach can often serve as a teacher, a mentor, or a role model for a young person. A coach is not an athlete’s friend, peer, or romantic partner. Teams and youth sport organizations should spell out prohibited behaviors to ensure strong and safe boundaries between adults and athletes.
Identify and Address High Risk Areas For misconduct to take place, an offender needs privacy, access, and control. One way to reduce the risk for abuse is to design strategies for addressing these high-risk areas, which include travel, locker rooms, and electronic communications. Teams should adopt policies that spell out expectations and create boundaries.
Speak Up If you recognize questionable behaviors, say something! Your youth sports organization should designate someone—the team administrator, or a parent advocate—who is there to hear your concerns or take a report of inappropriate behavior. Make sure that everyone knows that person.
Talk to your Kids! Physical and sexual misconduct can be a hard topic for parents to talk about with their children. Having these conversations is extremely important in helping prevent your child from becoming a victim of abuse. Having ongoing and open conversations with children about their bodies and appropriate boundaries will make it easier for them to talk to you if anyone is making them feel uncomfortable.
www.takedownmisconduct.com Adapted courtesy of USA Swimming Safe Sport
New Mexico Wrestling - USA
Seeking a PAID staff member to support the organization.
Temporary employment with possible continuing employment after a SIX month evaluation period.
Duties to include (but not limited too):
Staff Member Responsibilities:
Be the “Point of Contact” for NM Wrestling - USA
Help with membership registration
Lead schedule creation for Winter and Spring Seasons (Folksytle/FS/Gr)
Attend ALL events/organization meetings (95% or more or get penalized)
Days off would be Monday/Tuesday
Help maintain School District to Club relationships
Make sure school districts have all paperwork they need
Make sure school districts get required fees
Be assistant Tournament Director for Freestyle/Greco State
Be “support” for all other local events
Flyers, communication, coordination
Know or Learn “Trackwrestling and FloWrestling” to support events.
Attend regional and national events (SP, Kids, Cadet, Junior Nationals)
(Duals if we get a team together)
Be coordinator for regional and national events.
Make travel arrangements, collect $, set itinerary, etc.
Coordinate purchase of “National Gear”
Coordinate awards for events
Coordinate Coaches education
Maintain web site (may migrate to another part time position) Min. once a week update
Post regularly to Social Media (Web, FB, Twitter, etc.)…Once a week or more
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Communications with membership
Report to “Board of Directors”/ State Director Bi-weekly
Help identify potential national team members.
Non profit taxes / yearly and/or monthly filings
Other responsibilities TBD
Applications due on or before 10/31/19.
Send resume / qualifications to email@example.com or 1820 Atrisco SW Alb., NM 87105 or Fax (505) 877-1261
Projected start date: 11/15/19
Compensation $800 bi-weekly (1099) from non-profit
Call 505-235-9547 with questions or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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160 Javier Tapia - 8th
160 Fabian Padilla - 6th
285 Austin Roman - 6th
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WEIGHT NAME PLACE
144 LBS Destiny Bailey-Aztec 8th Place
180 LBS Rayana Vigil -Atrisco 7th Place
122 LBS Makayla Munoz- 8th Place
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118 LBS Jaden Meadows 3rd Place
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