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Background Checks


BACKGROUND CHECK INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLUBS:

Travel Coaches and Managers - Background Check Process

 Recreation Coaches
1.  Log into your Club Trusted Employees account
2.  Click "Invite Applicant to Apply Online" to enter coaches name and email addresses one-by-one
OR
2.  Click "Invite Applicants from Excel Spreadsheet" and use Template to upload coaches.
3.  Background check results will be emailed to club's Trusted Employees primary account user

ALTERNATE PROCESS FOR BACKGROUND CHECKS
When an individual does not wish to provide a social security number or may not be a citizen, VYSA will accept an FBI BACKGROUND CHECK. The following is for informational purposes only on the process to complete an FBI Background check.  It is the individual's responsibility to complete all steps of the process and pay for all fees without assistance from the club or VYSA.

General Information:   https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/identity-history-summary-checks

1. Request a Fingerprint Card from:
F
ederal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Justice Information Services
Attention:  SDU, Mod-2, 1000 Custer Hollow Road
Clarksburg, WV  26306

Or download here:  https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/identity-history-summary-checks

2. Have a Full Set of Fingerprints taken
(a)  
Fingerprints may be taken at local police department, or a private agency authorized to do so.
(b)  
Applicants will need photo identification as well as other identification when fingerprints are taken.
*** FIND OUT WHAT IS NEEDED BEFORE YOUR GO ****
(c)  Cost of finger printing is $10

Additional information and locations here: https://www.vsp.virginia.gov/Fingerprints-NonCriminal.shtm

3. Send Fingerprints, FBI form and $18 fee to:
FBI CJIS Division – Summary Request
1000 Custer Hollow Road
Clarksburg, WV 26306

4. FBI will return the background check and fingerprint card to the applicant.  May take 6 – 8 weeks. 
Original FBI Report should be sent to:
VYSA - Confidential Background Check
10705 Spotsylvania Ave. #210
Fredericksburg, VA  22408

SafeSport Training for Youth



The U.S. Center for SafeSport has released five training modules focused on Youth Athletes.  The modules are age-based:

  • Preschool
  • Grades K-2
  • Grades 3-5
  • Middle School
  • High School

Each training module is 10-20 minutes in length.  A parent/guardian must first create a SafeSport account in order to give consent for their child to access the training and select the module for their child's age.  The training is free and can be found HERE

SafeSport Committee

Adam Brick
John Faircloth
Kathy Hull
Tish Schrock
Amy Thompson

Online Safety during COVID-19



Click here to view US Center for SafeSport's informational flyer on 'Keeping your kids safe online during COVID-19'.

SafeSport Policy

VYSA SAFESPORT POLICY

The VYSA Board of Directors unanimously passed an updated SafeSport policy in August 2019 to include requirements from US Soccer. 

All clubs and leagues are required to become familiar and adhere to all aspects of the new policy.

Contact [email protected] with questions.

SafeSport Training

All Team Officials rostered on travel teams for the 2020-2021 year will be required to complete the SafeSport training. The SafeSport training will be valid for 1 year, with a refresher course required each year after.  Recreational Team Officials must also complete a training curriculum as required by Federal Law. Recreational Team Officials can utilize the SafeSport training or the Abuse Prevention Training.

Team Officials should contact their Club Administrator for instructions link and code
 to complete the SafeSport training.

Abuse Prevention Training



Training through Abuse Prevention Systems can be used for Recreation Team Officials only.  Travel Team Officials must utilize SafeSport training for the 2020-2021 seasonal year.  Abuse Prevention Systems training must be renewed every two years. 

GETTING STARTED              

1.  Learn more and sign-up at Abuse Prevention Systems

2.  Create a CLUB ACCOUNT using the Club's full name.  Contact Krista to receive the coupon code to access the free training.  

3.  Upload or enter all of your club "users" including Rec & travel coaches, managers, board members and staff.  There are Instructions for uploading users to Abuse Prevention Systems using this Template

4.  Send the "Sexual Abuse Training - Youth Sports" training to all members.  The training is also available in Spanish.  

5.  Follow-up with anyone not having completed the training to ensure club compliance. 

Forms & documents

VYSA SafeSport Policy
August 2019
 Incident Reporting Form

VYSA Concussion Policy  SafeSoccer Framework
US Soccer Risk Management Guidelines
 SafeSport Compliance Form
to be submitted once a year
 Goal Safety
 Waiver and Release of Liability
Recommended regarding communicable diseases
 

Contact

Virginia Youth Soccer Association 10705 Spotsylvania Ave, Suite 201
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22408 Phone: 540-693-1430
Email: [email protected]

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