Creating a safe sport environment is important to ensuring that athletes, coaches and staff have a positive sport experience and feel free to be their authentic selves.
2020 Saskatchewan Sport Award Coach Dedication recipients Dale Perry (soccer), Lisa Thomaidis (basketball) and Rob Sajtos (wheelchair basketball) explain their thoughts on the importance of safe sport below.
There are multiple different ways in which coaches and sport organizations can create a safe sport environment. One of the easiest ways to do so is by using inclusive and affirming language. Egale.ca has created a reference list of some dos and don’ts to help with this language and also provides many other helpful resources.