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
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.
Risk Management for Organizations:
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|
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.