VYSA Risk Management & KidSafe

Risk Management/KidSafe Policy:

VYSA requires that all VYSA personnel and personnel of member clubs and leagues submit a VYSA Risk Management / KidSafe Application, whether it is a paper copy or an electronic version. Personnel includes, but is not limited to, all coaches, assistant coaches, trainers, other team officials, board members, staff, and volunteers, whether paid or unpaid. 

VYSA KidSafe Background Check Policy


Child Abuse and Neglect Mandated Reporting Law:  Individuals, 18 years and older, who are associated with, employed or volunteer with a sports organization or team are required to report as soon as possible, but no later than 24 hours after having a suspicion of, a reportable child abuse or neglect offense. The Department's toll-free child abuse and neglect hotline is 1-800-552-7096.  You can find more information here.


Procedures for Running Background Checks:

Background Check Procedures for Recreational Clubs

Background Check Procedures for Travel Clubs


KidSafe Forms:

VYSA Online Risk Management/KidSafe Application

VYSA Risk Management/KidSafe Application

VYSA Confidentiality Policy

VYSA Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

VYSA Code of Conduct for Coaches

VYSA KidSafe Compliance Form - To be completed by a club official and submitted to the State Office 


Club and League KidSafe Administrators
Please Read Before Starting Background Checks

Please Note - Important Information:

First Advantage's National Criminal File Plus background check costs $3.10.

Trusted Employees offers two packages. Package 1 is the National Criminal Database search + SSN Verification and costs $4.45. Package 2 is the National Criminal Database search and costs $2.95.  

Each club will be billed directly from the background screening provider of their choice.

Club and League Kidsafe Administrators:
Click here to access First Advantage and begin your background checks.  
If you have any questions, please contact Melissa in the State Office at 540-693-1430 extension 223
Click here to access Trusted Employees and begin your background check search.
If you have any questions, please contact Melissa in the State Office at 540-693-1430 extension 223

Soccer Safety Guide - Good Read for a New Season
Go to the Soccer Safety Guide created by Markel Insurance for tips
on keeping your players safe for the upcoming season.

VYSA Affiliates