Violence in the sports community

 
We might think that violence in the sports community is only limited to what we can see on the ice rink or the soccer field. However, violence can take on many different aspects which you might not necessarily know about or which you might not associate with violence. The information displayed here shows you what violence is in the sports community, and what forms it can take.
 
Many athletes, coaches and parents consider these behaviours normal in a sports environment and think that these methods are acceptable if they contribute to developing your mental strength[20;21;22;31]
 
If the athlete performs at a higher level in his or her sport, it’s in spite of the violence he or she suffered and not because of that violence.
 

Violence committed by a person in a position of authority 

Violence amongst children and teenagers 

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Violence in the sports community

Understanding what violence is in the sports community, and the forms it can take.

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Physical contact

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Sexual consent

“The agreement given to a sexual partner at the moment the partners take part in sexual activities.”

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Sports initiation rituals

Remember that abusive rituals are never acceptable, no matter the context!

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Corporal punishment

You shoud know that the law forbids the people who oversee you in your sport to use corporal punishment.

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Mental strength

Some positive techniques to encourage and develop your mental strength.

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Rights and responsibilities

“As an underage athlete, you have the right to be treated at all times… ”


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In case of rumours or suspicions

In cases of rumours or suspicions related to your organization’s code of ethics or harassment policy

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Intervention procedures

Any person providing services to children or teenagers bears the responsibility to intervene.

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