Risk Management Resources

MSYSA A Frame Walkout

Adult Athlete Training and Screening Resources: Click here
Adult Athlete Training and Screening Memo 8.8.23:
Click here

If you are a coach, manager, or other youth soccer volunteer, please review the instructions below and/or contact your club or league for help getting started with your Risk Management certifications (background check, SafeSport Training, and CDC Heads Up concussion training).

If you are a club or league administrator with a risk management question or concern, please contact Danielle Henry via email.

GotSport Risk Management Help Guides
GotSport Risk Management FAQs - click here
Background Check Instructions - click here
CDC Heads Up Instructions - click here
SafeSport Instructions - click here
Risk Management Tracking Instructions (for Club Administrators) - click here
RM Template Email - click here (document download)
How to access your Risk Management Card - click here
How to upload a SafeSport Certificate - click here
How to upload a CDC Heads Up Certificate - click here
Risk Management Voucher Information - click here

The SafeSport Act - On February 14, 2018, S.534 was signed into law. Click here for the U.S. Center for SafeSport's fact sheet about the legislation.

MSYSA Athlete and Participant Safety Program - rev. 03-07-2019

Reporting Form - Athlete and Participant Safety- Use this form to make a report to MSYSA regarding any cases of suspected child abuse and/or any suspected violation of the MSYSA Athlete and Participant Safety Program.

US Center for SafeSport - Toolkit - For coaches, volunteers, and others who work directly with young athletes, this resource includes tools to help address emotional and physical abuse and misconduct in sport. 

SafeSport Resources for Parents and Youth (Minor) Athletes

U.S. Center for SafeSport Parent Toolkit

This Toolkit helps parents understand SafeSport best practices and how to respond to signs of abuse. It includes age-specific sections for parents of preschool, school-age, middle school, and high school youth. 

SafeSport Courses for Parents and Youth Athletes 

Optional courses are available (at no cost) for parents and youth (minor) athletes at SafeSportTrained.org. For more information on the course offerings, view page 8 of the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s Online Training Catalog. To access these courses, first Sign Up for an account. Once logged in, click “Catalog” from your Dashboard, and then click “Enroll” in the course you want to take. 

Note: SafeSport courses intended for parents and youth athletes do not satisfy the SafeSport Training requirement in place for affiliated team officials, club/league board members, etc. 

Player Safety:

US Youth Soccer - Concussion Notification Form
US Soccer Heat & Hydration Guidelines: Read MemoUS Soccer Heat Guidelines
US Soccer Recognize to Recover - Environmental Conditions
National Weather Service Lightning Brochure
Concussion Prevention
MSYSA Memo- Player Concussions

Risk Management for Organizations:

 Managing the Ultimate Risk
 Incident Report (Example Only)
 Living Through a Lawsuit
 CPSC Guidelines for Movable Soccer Goals
 MSYSA Goal Safety Video
 Sexual Abuse and Molestation Policies and Procedures
 Land/Facility Use Agreement
 US Youth Soccer Risk Management (Beyond Safe)
 Website Risk Management for Youth Organizations
 Creating a Culture of Safety
 Youth Soccer Insurance Claims 2012
 Risk Management Aspects of Running a Soccer Tournament

Coaches and Parents: 

Steps to Link Risk Management to GotSoccer Account 
Soccer In a Digital World 
Soccer Coaches Safety Checklist
CDC - Heads Up Concussion In Youth Sports 
Hotel Safety Tips for Tournaments 

Other Resources: CPR Resources  First Aid Resources

If you would like to view presentations, documentation and articles regarding various risk management topics, please visit US Youth Soccer's Risk Management Resource Center.