For Coaches caution regarding new SafeSport requirements (USA)

Philip H

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I just tried to switch over to the new SafeSport carrier (for NGB US Sailing) and found that we volunteers are now obligated to indemnify SafeSport for undefined mis-use of the materials.
Each of us needs to understand the difference between release/waiver (good) and indemnify/hold-harmless (bad), and each must determine whether we want to endanger our nest eggs and heirs.
The difference, in a nutshell, is that if SafeSport is judged to be at fault, you nevertheless have to pay their defense and penalty.
A blanket capture of volunteers in an undefined legal trap holding SafeSport financially solvent unnecessarily endangers the volunteers.
 

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