Protecting Against Abuse Training Course


Welcome to Protecting Against Abuse training for NYSCA coaches.  This program is designed to provide you with valuable information on protecting against abuse and add to what was already covered during the NYSCA Coaching Youth Sports training. Child abuse awareness and prevention is an important issue in youth sports today as it affects the health and well-being of children participating in all sports, and at all levels.

This training is broken down into several sections, including:

  • Knowing the facts
  • What is child abuse?
  • Protecting yourself
  • Protecting the players

This program also provides coaches with information on the following forms of child abuse: child neglect, emotional abuse (verbal/psychological), grooming, philosophical abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse and more.

Some of the sections feature video clips with Nancy McBride, national safety director for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, who speaks frequently to groups regarding child abuse and the techniques that can be used to deal with the problem, as well as help prevent it from occurring.

Throughout the training you’ll find multiple choice questions to test how well you understand the material. Once you correctly answer all of the questions you can print out a certificate recognizing that you have completed this additional Protecting Against Abuse training. After completing this training if you are interested in further information regarding abuse protection, visit the additional resources link to find handy printouts, related articles and access to supplementary abuse websites such as the National Center for Missing & Exploited Kids, Child Help, Centers for Disease Control: Child Maltreatment Prevention and Darkness to Light.

The National Alliance for Youth Sports applauds you for taking the time to complete this supplemental NYSCA Protecting Against Abuse training to help protect the players under your care. With that in mind, let's begin.