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Player Safety

Player safety is a priority for Georgia Soccer. The Georgia Soccer Risk Management Committee is constantly looking at the risks associated with youth soccer participation and seeking safe solutions to those issues to keep players safe.

Please take some time to review the resources and policies on this page, and let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Additional resources can be found on the US Youth Soccer Risk Management page

You can contact Cornelius Samuel, Risk Management Committee Chair, by email at


Concussion Awareness & Injury Prevention


Heat and Hydration Safety


Goal and Field Safety








Background Screening Policy


Harassment and Child Abuse Policy

  • Harassment Policy (Adopted July 21, 2012)

  • "Darkness to Light" Child Abuse Prevention Program: The Georgia Soccer Risk Management Committee highly recommends this program to our local affiliates. This resource provides a wealth of information on steps to take to minimize the risk of child abuse, as well as providing important guidance on how to respond to any such situation. This program also offers a "paid for fee service" for those affiliates interested in hiring an expert resource to assist in the local education and formal response involving a possible child abuse issue.

  • "Darkness to Light" - 5 Steps: An introductory guide for responsible adults interested in the prevention of child sexual abuse. The 5 Steps outline the Darkness to Light core principles for preventing, recognizing, and reacting responsibly to child sexual abuse, and form the framework for the adult training program.


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