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Risk Management

 

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Adult Background Checks

Adult Seasonal Passes

US Youth Soccer adult seasonal passes will be issued through the approved Alaska Youth Soccer State website and program. Currently, AYSA is utilizing GotSoccer. Each affiliate club and/or association must establish and maintain an account with GotSoccer. All adult volunteers requiring a seasonal pass will be registered in the GotSoccer system. This will assure that 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.

SafeSport 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 participating in the programs of AYSA or affiliate member associations.

NOTE: Before regular contact with an amateur athlete begins, the adult must clear the background check and within the first 35 days of taking on the role giving them access to youth participants, and must complete the initial SafeSport training. A refresher course is required on an annual basis effective the calendar year following the completion of the initial training.

Affiliate member adults must review the AYSA Code of Conduct POLICY AYS082217-B

Required individuals include affiliate member adult coaching staff, directors, administrators, employees, BOD Members, volunteer coaches, team managers, trainers, chaperones, club volunteers, and certified referees. The policy will be used for all AYSA employees, contract staff, contract coaches, and BOD Members. Refer to the Adult Verification policy, POLICY AYS082217-A

AYSA policy requires each adult to submit an AYSA annual background check, review the AYSA Code of Conduct, and complete the SafeSport 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.

Any person accused of committing a prohibited act or any act considered to be harmful to a child will be immediately suspended from all Alaska Youth Soccer Association AYSA activities. Any person in violation of US Soccer, US Youth Soccer and/or AYSA policies will be subject to the current AYSA Procedures for Disciplinary Actions and Appeals & Grievances and Complaints and Appeals. Suspension will continue during any investigation by law enforcement or other agencies.

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