The Risk and its Impacts:

An athlete (or sport participant) experiences a form of abuse, harassment, or maltreatment and suffers mental and/or physical harm. The inherent nature of the sport has potential for safe sport risks: competitive environment, pressure to win, youth of participants, coach-athlete power dynamic. Any athlete, other stakeholder, or the organization itself may experience some form of mental or physical harm (see also “Participant Health and Safety Risk” which addresses more general sport risk).