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Background Checks

Background Check Instructions

• Background Check Process for Travel Coaches and Managers

• Template to submit Rec Coaches to Trusted Employees

Abuse Prevention Training

On August 8, 2018, the VYSA Board of Directors unanimously passed the following resolution: 
Any individual affiliated with a VYSA member organization to include board members, coaches, assistant coaches, managers and other volunteers or staff must complete sexual abuse training. Sexual Abuse Training must be completed through ABUSE PREVENTION SYSTEMS or SAFE SPORT SYSTEMS no later than October 1, 2018. Sexual Abuse 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. 

NEW 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 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

Forms & documents

VYSA SafeSport Policy
August 2019
 Incident Reporting Form

VYSA Concussion Policy  SafeSoccer Framework
US Soccer Risk Management Guidelines
 KidSafe Compliance Form
to be submitted once a year
 Goal Safety


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