SafeSport is a US Soccer requirement for all adults working with young athletes. US Soccer is mandated to verify training as are ALL youth sports with national governing bodies.

There is a long history of abuse by coaches who volunteer as a way to gain access to vulnerable young people. All of us need to know what this looks like, so we can prevent it when we see it.

Most coaches agree that this training teaches us something important. It deals with topics that are generally not discussed but that have the potential to affect our own children. Do not procrastinate on taking the SafeSport training. Coaches that have taken it recently will be provide a shorter "refresher" course when they launch the training.

PYSA has recorded a short video showing how to access the training through SportsConnect. If you have already taken the training (eg for lacrosse or LYS) you can upload the certificate with this method instead of launching the course.

safesport training (last edited 2021-08-31 01:23:58 by MarkJanes)