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A SAFER WORLD FOR ATHLETES IS IN YOUR HANDS.

BE PART OF THE SOLUTION.

Level 1 Elite Athlete ESD Instructor Training

August 4 - 10, 2019

YMCA Camp in

Huguenot, NY

Apply online

Application deadline:

May 24th, 2019

Become a Level 1 Elite Athlete

Empowerment Self-Defense (ESD) Instructor

The 2019 certification is open to female-identified athletic professionals. Our goal is to open the training to all genders in 2020.

Get Your Staff Certified

If you have an elite athlete training or support organization, apply to send staff members to become Level 1 Elite Athlete ESD Certified Instructors.

Request an ESD Instructor

ESD Global can provide ESD Instructors that will come to your facilities and run Empowerment Self-Defense classes for all your athletes and staff.

Olympian Arlene Limas will teach the inaugural Level 1 Elite Athlete Empowerment Self-Defense Instructor training program for elite athletes and their support professionals. Arlene is committed to making these necessary safety skills available to all athletes.

Coach Limas has been regarded as one of the top coaches in the country and arguably, the world. She is committed to giving athletes life-changing sporting opportunities that are safe, inclusive, and predator free at the highest levels, in hopes that eventually every grassroots and club level athlete will have access to this training.

Elite athletes face unique challenges and need ESD Instructors who understand their world.

Athletes are expected to put their trust in their coaches and trainers.

Given the high number of athletes that experience abuse, often by people they know and trust, and the reality that many athletes are abused when they are alone, it's clear that they must be trained to protect themselves.

Graduates of the Level 1 Elite Athlete ESD Instructor training are qualified to provide a 10-hour ESD Basics course and a 2-hour Introductory ESD Workshop for athletes of all ages. Apply online

What makes Empowerment Self-Defense effective?

Empowerment Self-Defense is the only violence prevention education tool proven to reduce the incidence of abuse by integrating a program that teaches:

  • How to recognize abuse, coercion and boundary violations

  • How to communicate assertively and advocate for oneself under stress.

  • How to physically protect yourself from violence perpetrated by strangers and familiar people.

BE PART OF THE SOLUTION.

IT'S A WIN WIN WIN!