Rules for Electronic Communications Between Coaches and Athletes

The formality of communications with today’s youth has drastically changed with the introduction of texting and pervasive social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram. Even email is becoming outdated.

However, when it comes to interactions between coaches and kids, maintaining appropriate etiquette, boundaries and safe behaviors are all still important. USA Swimming’s Safe Sport Director Susan Woessner and Executive Director Chuck Wielgus offer these safe communications tips, based on the organization’s electronic communications policy:

Setting Electronic Communication Rules For Coaches and Athletes