Physical and emotional safety own a big chunk of real estate that comes right after needs like food, water and sleep, and right before less pressing needs like achievement and self-esteem. In other words, “safety first” is actually a thing.
The goal is for every coach to have a Stop the Bleed kit in his or her backpack, as well as the training to use it in an emergency. To anyone who thinks, “this is not my job,” Davis says simply. “It’s not your job until you have to do it.”
Now is the time to try something new and reach wider, rather than to get stuck on a thin base of statistics that are used to exclude. Now is a time to show a commitment to an inclusive, collaborative culture.
As the American ski racing world convenes in Sun Valley to contest the National Championships, it is the perfect time and place to dive in to tough issues at the heart of the sport, and come together to find solutions.