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Youth Protection

AAU Guidance

The protection of our youth participants, both physical and emotional, is a top concern of the Manhattan Track Club. Together, as a team, we will be good stewards of the trust bestowed upon us from parents and guardians.


Two Deep Leadership

All sanctioned Manhattan Track Club events and activities will include "two deep leadership". At no time will there be fewer than 2, AAU registered adults present and actively participating in the direct supervision of youth athletes.

In Plain Sight

Coaching is both a group and individual process. The youth athlete must at all times feel comfortable and respected. Therefore, all coaching will occur "in plain sight" of other participants. While personal conversations are appropriate, they must not occur in secluded areas or around corners.