Any affiliate of Georgia Soccer who allows players under the age of 18 to play in their league, falls under the Safe Sport Authorization Act passed by Congress in February.
All adults with regular contact with minors within a sports-related environment are required by law to complete Safe Sport training.
To learn more about the Safe Sport Act and how it affects and relates to youth soccer, please visit www.safesoccer.com.
To access the training, click here.
Risk Management is the collection of actions taken by Georgia Soccer and its affiliates to minimize risk associated with the playing and administration of the game of soccer. Georgia Soccer's Risk Management Committee's role is to study the areas where risk may exist and to propose policy and education to mitigate that risk.
Risk Management addresses a number of issues which include, but are not limited to, background checks for those involved with youth players, field and game safety and the protection of the state association and of each member organization and their assets.
Please use these resources to assist in mitigating risk for your organization.
State Adopted Policies
For both Youth & Adult Programs with Participating Minor Players (under 18 years of age)
Background Screening Policy
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Policy
Concussion/Head Injury Policy
Emergency Action Plan (Adopted January 2015)
Risk Management Resources
Risk Management Guide - for both state and local affiliate risk management program administrators
Field and Goal Safety
Game Day Supervision
Financial and Administrative Policies
Player Safety and Injury Prevention