The Utah Nordic Alliance (TUNA) strives to provide a safe and fun learning and skiing environment for all. TUNA is affiliated with US Ski and Snowboard and as such, we are a SafeSport compliant organization.
Safesport also has a parent program you can access here.
“The U.S. Congress designated the U.S. Center for SafeSport with the authority to respond to reports of sexual misconduct within the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Movement by passing the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017. This legislation, also known as S.534, designates the Center to serve as the independent national safe sport organization, with the additional responsibility for the Center to develop national policies and procedures to prevent the emotional, physical, and sexual abuse of amateur athletes.
Through this legislation, the Center has the exclusive authority to respond to allegations of sexual abuse and sexual misconduct within the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Movement. It also allows the Center to have discretionary jurisdiction on a case-by-case basis over any other forms of misconduct, including bullying, harassment, and physical and emotional abuse. “
—“Training and Reporting to Prevent Abuse: U.S. Center for SafeSport.” SafeSport, 2 Dec. 2020, uscenterforsafesport.org/.
You can review the SafeSport Code, HERE.
When you think of Nordic skiing, hard hits are not what come to mind. However, it is possible in our sport to sustain a concussion. We want to keep our skiers as safe and healthy as possible. Lead coaches all take a course in recognizing signs and symptoms as well as reacting to possible concussions. In the event of a suspected concussion, coaches will contact parents immediately, and in the event of a serious concussion (loss of consciousness, vomiting) they will also call for emergency response.
You can read up on the CDC’s recommendations for concussions, here.