Athlete voice is central to preventing abuse in sport. The U.S. Center for SafeSport is launching the SafeSport Athlete Advisory Team (SAAT) that represents a broad representation of adult athletes across the U.S. to meet quarterly and provide input into prevention education, policy, Center outreach, and communications. Terms of service are staggered, with half of the group serving one-year terms, and the other half of the group serving two-year terms. Representatives may serve up to three terms of service. The SAAT is co-chaired by the Center’s two athlete representatives who serve on the Board of Directors: Megan Ryther and Connie Smotek, and is supported by Center staff.
|“As athlete representatives on the Board of Directors of the U.S.Center for SafeSport, we are happy to announce the creation of a new Athlete Advisory Team. Athlete perspectives are critical to ending abuse in sport. Please share this announcement and application with other athletes, and encourage them to be part of this important initiative!”|
–Megan Ryther & Connie Smotek,
Athlete Representatives, US Center for SafeSport Board of Directors
The SAAT is not exclusive to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movements. The Center’s mission encompasses all athletic participation. We hope to have a varied cross-section on the SAAT to represent the diverse athlete population we serve. Terms of service are staggered, with half of the group serving one-year terms, and the other half of the group serving two-year terms. Representatives may serve up to three terms of service.
Interested in applying? All applications are due June 30. If you have questions, please contact Katie Hanna at firstname.lastname@example.org
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