Sport offers individuals the chance to experience the joys of competition, teamwork and personal development. Every member of our community has a role in creating conditions that protect the physical and emotional well-being of athletes. What makes this challenge so complex is that the human element in sport – the bonds that exist between coaches and athletes, and among teammates – can sometimes cause confusion about which actions cross the line. That’s why recognizing and addressing misconduct in sport require a team effort.
A critical step in addressing misconduct is being able to recognize the specific actions qualify as misconduct. Here are answers to basic questions, as well as more detailed resources.