ITP Sport | Allison Forsyth
Allison Forsyth is a partner at ITP Sport and Recreation, an advocate of Safe Sport for athletes of all ages, and a 2-time Olympian in alpine skiing.
Find out more here: https://www.itpsport.ca/
Allison is a business leader focusing on the prevention and case management of maltreatment, who has worked with the federal government and the public sector to create a safer, high-performance system. With 12+ years of business development, operations, marketing, communications, and leadership experience, she is now a consultant and advisor to sports brands and organizations at all levels.
Table of Contents
0:00 - Intro
1:20 - Growing up playing sports
3:45 - "Over-specialization" vs. long-term development
6:10 - Allison's skiing career and the Olympics
10:00 - Her path to working in Safe Sport
18:25 - Changes in the athletic world
23:50 - Preventing harassment/abuse
30:10 - Emotional and physical protection
33:00 - Cyberbullying in sports
43:50 - Business model and partners
47:20 - The newest developments
50:10 - Recommended approaches
55:40 - Supervising young players
58:10 - Where to find Allison
59:25 - Outro
The interview featured on this episode of the Love What You Play podcast originally aired live on For the Love of the Game's Facebook page.