Give to the Protection of USA Olympians

Give to the Protection of USA Olympians

The excitement is growing for four hundred and ninety-five young athletes who will be representing the United States at the 2024 Paris Olympics. Some new, some returning, all these young lives will be changed forever by the glory and gold of being an Olympian. But behind the magnificence, ninety-nine of these young men and women will experience physical abuse by a member of their sports organization and forty-one will experience sexual abuse by these members. That's equivalent to the collective dismissal of twelve soccer teams from the US discarded as collateral for this year's Olympic event. Many of these athletes are already suffering, realizing that the cost of living their dream and representing their home country is a nightmare they never could…
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Lasso Safe Newsletter – February 2024

Lasso Safe Newsletter – February 2024

The 2024 Summer Olympics torch will be lit in five months, passed in a unique relay, hand-in-hand from country to country, athlete to athlete. Seasoned Olympians will pass the torch, a token of their dreams-come-true, to formative Champions carrying on the honor and legacy of being one of the greatest athletes in the world. But behind the flame, another narrative is passed, one that has defined the pursuit of gold for too many generations. We have all read about the price paid by champions such as Joanne Reid and Aly Raisman; but have we, as family, friends and colleagues, done enough to change this year's news reports or will Survivor headlines continue to dim the glory of the games? You're invited to join…
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Lasso Safe Newsletter – January 2024

Lasso Safe Newsletter – January 2024

Our mission is to foster safer, more prosperous sports communities everywhere. We are united in our desire to end athlete abuse, and we're committed to transforming the sports industry through our proactive, data-driven approach. The expression of 14 years of Lasso Safe research, Sports Wellness Platform applies the science of mental, emotional, physical and social environments to benefit the health, wellness and performance of your people. SCIENCE MOVES US FORWARD Your gift powers the science that gives youth and athletes safer, healthier lives Sport is a fun and healthy part of many kids' lives. In 2024, sixty million youth in the United States will participate! However, sport is not immune to societal ills and fifty percent of youth participants will…
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Lasso Safe Newsletter – December 2023

Lasso Safe Newsletter – December 2023

2023 New Partnership Spotlights Dr. Daniel RhindPhD, MSc, PGCHE, BSc, CPsychol., AFBPsS, FHEALasso Safe advisory board, science and medical Dr. Rhind is a Chartered Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. With his extensive knowledge in safeguarding, he contributes his research to Lasso Safe’s science and ensures quality through peer-review. Daniel’s research is primarily focused on safeguarding children in sport and has been fundamental to the International Safeguards for Children in Sport. Sarah LewisOBE, OLYLasso Safe advisory board, governing bodies Sarah Lewis is an international sports federation principal and a delegate for Lasso Safe at sports events. She represents Lasso Safe’s safeguarding leadership and service to governing bodies. Prior, Sarah served on the Federation of International Ski…
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Lasso Safe Newsletter – July 2022

Lasso Safe Newsletter – July 2022

Sports Wellness Platform Lasso Safe is happy to announce the formation of the Sports Wellness Platform, a new web app for accrediting, advancing and promoting safe communities in sports and esports. [Read More...] Sand Mountain launches Sports Wellness Platform Sand Mountain’s General Manager, Patrick O’Brien, is a thought leader in sports performance and safety, leading by example from ground level to C-suite cultural health. He is among the first to adopt Lasso Safe’s Sports Wellness Platform as a means of serving his community, asserting Sand Mountain’s public commitment to advanced safety practices, accountability, and transparency. [Listen to the Discussion on Sports Wellness Platform...] Sports Travel Magazine Announces Sports Wellness Platform Lasso Safe Launches Web App for Safe SportsEffort comes after…
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New Web App to Save Athletes’ Lives

New Web App to Save Athletes’ Lives

Lasso Safe learns safe sport cultures and unites for triumph Vernon Sharples’ was a member of his high school track team in the 1970s. The British Gymnastics welcomed Claire Heafford onto their team nearly thirty years later and at the 2022 Nationals, Gracie Gold skated her way back into America’s heart. Decades and sports divisions separate these athletes’ lives, but one calculable experience bonds their stories, and the athletes can be found in media or courtrooms today. Lasso Safe uses knowledge engineering to learn safe vs. abusive cultural calculations in sport Safe versus abusive cultures and authority figures in sport is proving to be less capricious than once thought. For over a decade, Lasso Safe has been gathering data and…
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Give Sport Back To The Kids. Ted X Grandview Heights, 2022.

Give Sport Back To The Kids. Ted X Grandview Heights, 2022.

Matt Young, FSQ Consulting - Lasso Safe contributing partner and credit advisor. Topic: Give Sport Back To The Kids. Ted X Grandview Heights, 2022.  In Give Sport Back To The Kids, Matt Young explains how parents, coaches and administrators have contributed to the 70% attrition rate among the 40 million North American kids who register to play a sport each year. By transforming the joy of playing sport into the chore of working sport, kids have responded to the adult-induced pressures, demands and abuse by dropping out of sport in droves. Many kids have chosen sedentary lifestyles that are negatively affecting their physical, mental and social development. https://youtu.be/ReJSPjSiMYQ
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Athlete Education: Investing for Retirement

Athlete Education: Investing for Retirement

  CERTIFICATION CREDIT PREVIEW Athlete Education: Investing for Retirement Lasso Safe Certification is a safe sport community rating program. It operates under the umbrella of the Lasso Safe: Standards Division, a non-profit coalition of sport industry leaders. The goal of the rating system is to encourage and reward safe design across several metrics—athlete support (i.e Athlete Education: Investing for Retirement), media and marketing, documenting and recording, multi-sport complex, blue print and design, among others—all while improving organization profitability and employee well-being. The Lasso Safe rating program is a four-tiered credit-based system that awards points based on compliance with different aspects of safety and safety profitability. The levels of certification generally follow these thresholds: Certified: 100-132 pointsBronze: 133-165 pointsSilver: 166-199 pointsGold:…
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Research Overview

Research Overview

PSYCHOLOGICALLY-SAFE SPORT FACILITIES FIND PROFIT James Williams - General Manager, Tokyo Olympics Coca-Cola "Mental toughness and strength are correlated with psychological safety. Mental toughness is not meant to take the place of a psychologically safe training environment, but rather is nurtured by one.” James Williams - General Manager, Tokyo Olympics Coca-Cola With the dropout rate of youth athletes averaging 70%, sport facilities budget for high turnover. A less known variable, but often the culprit of greater hard and soft costs, is attending, high-level athletes’ punctuated careers due to poor mental health and psychological-related treatments. On the other hand, Lasso Safe’s research has shown that when high performance standards are achieved in congruency with a psychologically safe training environment, not only…
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