Lasso Safe Newsletter – July 2022

Lasso Safe Newsletter – July 2022

Competition Development Council Lasso Safe is happy to announce the formation of the Competition Development Council, a new web app for accrediting, advancing and promoting safe communities in sports and esports. [Read More...] Sand Mountain launches Competition Development Council 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 Competition Development Council 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 Competition Development Council...] Sports Travel Magazine Announces Competition Development Council 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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Certification Credit Preview

Certification Credit Preview

LASSO SAFE STANDARDS We are committed to progressing sport through Lasso Safe Certified, because we believe that every person deserves a place to become a champion of - and for - life. Vision: Sport communitys and athletes synergistically thrive with consistent, individually-unique and indelible triumph. Mission: Empower the leaders of sport to use business to inspire and implement solutions for a safe, prosperous sport culture for all. “You dream. You plan. You reach. There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you, there are no limits.”- Michael Phelps WHAT’S A LASSO SAFE CERTIFICATION? Lasso Safe Certification is a safe sport community rating program. It operates under the umbrella of…
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Psychologically-Safe Facilities Find Profit

Psychologically-Safe Facilities Find Profit

"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 are losses mitigated, but profitability for both facility and attending athletes skyrockets.…
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Risk Management for Sport Communities

Risk Management for Sport Communities

RISK MANAGEMENT Advancing of your community’s commitment to quality and safety are critical in today’s sporting environment. If you serve on a board or committee, risk management is one of your key responsibilities. ABOUT RISK MANAGEMENT Risk management is the course of action you take to reduce potential legal liability. It seeks to address potential problems before they occur. Risk management aims to be proactive rather than reactive – creating a safer environment and legally safer operational procedures. A common mistake communitys make is to view risk management as a program in isolation. It is an ongoing process that should be applied to all your community’s policies and procedures. BENEFITS OF RISK MANAGEMENT Better sporting or recreational outcomes Improved safety…
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Let Her Focus -Certify Your Center

Let Her Focus -Certify Your Center

Swimming is her life and gold is her dream. But to her coach, she is just another voiceless body. She used to focus on swimming and refining every sense to perfection - but that was before he touched her. Before her report fell on deaf ears. Before her nation celebrated her medals, and silenced her suffering. Now she numbs her senses with anti-depressants, wine, weed, - anything that will pass the drug tests. Her hope for gold is not gone. She just doesn't want to feel the journey. Why Lasso Safe? Athletes are: 60% more likely to experience depression 30% more likely to be victims of sexual abuse 50% more likely to develop eating disorders than non athletes. Congress has acknowledged these statistics…
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