Hub International Limited has announced a partnership with Player’s Health, a risk management firm specializing in amateur sports. The partnership will provide risk and compliance services to help organizations monitor and report injuries and abuse, establish protocols to mitigate risk, and improve the overall health and safety of athletes.
“Given the recent high-profile examples of abuse within amateur sports, there’s a great need for them to monitor, enforce and comply with protocols on how to handle issues related to injury and abuse,” said Alan Hollingsworth, senior vice president of Hub’s Sports & Entertainment Specialty Practice. “With Player’s Health, our clients will have access to a one-of-a-kind resource to assist them in their efforts to reduce risk and liabilities – and more importantly, protect the athletes themselves and the future of sports.”
In the US, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act was signed into law in early 2018. However, change has been gradual, with many youth sports programs lacking the tools and resources to ensure compliance, Hub said. The situation is similar in Canada, with federal and provincial governments calling for the elimination of athlete harassment and abuse, but many organizations lacking the proper tools to implement change.
Player’s Health’s Circle of Care management suite is a digital risk management platform that allows users to quickly assess and provide guidance on the best care for the health and wellbeing of young athletes, Hub said. The platform includes capabilities for background-check services, injury protocols, rehab assignments, training session monitoring, and private, anonymous reporting of abuse and misconduct.
“We’re extremely excited to partner with Hub, who not only shares our vision around making sports safer for young athletes and amateur athletes, but is also dedicated to helping us extend that vision globally,” said Tyrre Burks, founder and CEO of Player’s Health. “Together, we’re committed to providing all sports organizations of any size, status and geography with risk services through challenging issues.”