USYS Seasonal Adult Passes
Adult Seasonal Member Passes
US Youth Soccer adult member passes will be issued through the approved Alaska Youth Soccer State website and program. Currently, AYSA is utilizing US Soccer Connect. Each affiliate club and /or association must establish and maintain an account with Blue Star Sports. Adult volunteers requiring a seasonal member pass will be registered in the State Registration program. This will assure that AYSA programs and leagues are following the standard that is common practice for all clubs with US Youth Soccer. AYSA requires that each adult working within the youth program have submitted and passed their annual Adult Background Check through AYSA.
Abuse Prevention Systems Training
Alaska Youth Soccer has zero tolerance for abuse; the Adult Verification Policy and Guidelines are intended to create a safe and nurturing environment in which athletes may receive the benefits unique to sports participation, preparation, and competition.The training will provide better understanding of the risk of child sexual abuse, information necessary to protect athletes from sexual abuse, and the adult responsibility to act in the best interest of the athlete.The Awareness Training is required for all individuals over eighteen years of age participating in the programs of the Association or Alaska Affiliate Member Associations. The training and renewal every two years must be done prior to interaction with athletes and sports activities.
Required Individuals Include; Affiliate Member adult coaching staff, directors, administrators, employees, BOD Members, volunteer coaches, team managers, trainers, chaperones, club volunteers, and certified referees. Thepolicy will be used for all AYSA employees, contract staff, contract coaches, and BOD Members; refer to the Adult Verification: POLICY AYS082217-A

New Federal Law; (Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017) was signed and immediately put into effect on February 14, 2018. The new law requires all National Governing Bodies (i.e. U.S. Soccer Federation) and its members, including State Associations, to immediately report suspected child abuse, including sexual abuse, within 24 hours to all adults who are authorized to interact with minors or amateur athletes. Any individual who is required, but fails, to report suspected child abuse will now be subject to criminal penalties.The legislation also includes establishing reasonable procedures to limit one-on-one interactions, policies, and procedures to prevent emotional, physical and child abuse of amateur athletes, and to provide consistent training to all members who are in regular contact with amateur athletes who are minors. In addition, the legislation calls for regular and random audits to ensure compliance.
Alaska Youth Soccer Association: Implemented the Adult Verification Policy in August of 2017. The policy requires each adult to submit an AYSA annual background check, review the AYSA Code of Conduct, and complete the Abuse Prevention Training. If an affiliate member is found to be not in compliance with the Adult Verification Policy; they will be referred to the AYSA Compliance and Disciplinary Committee. The Committee can place the member on a probationary period to correct the non-compliance issue. Continued non-compliance with AYSA Policies and Procedures may result in the members suspension or removal as a member.
The new legislation is certainly a step in the right direction and AYSA will continue to ensure that we access the available resources, education, and procedures to follow the appropriate requirements which are critical to holding individuals that work with youth in the state of Alaska accountable for protecting the youth athletes.

Reporting: A mechanism that allows a complaint to be easily reported for a reasonable suspicion of Sexual or Physical abuse/neglect, within a 24-hour period of awareness. Federal regulations states a) local law enforcement and b) local/state child protective services c) US Soccer, and d) the US Center for SafeSport. EVERYONE is a MANDATORY REPORTER.
Reporting: Everyone listed below MUST be contacted when physical or sexual abuse is suspected
The U.S. Center for SafeSport Fact Sheet
Adult Verification Policy
Code of Conduct Policy
Background Check Registration
Abuse Prevention Reguest Form
Alaska Youth Soccer Club Toolkit