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Player Safety


For Georgia Soccer, the safety of players is the #1 priority. The Georgia Soccer Risk Management Committee is always looking at the risks associated with youth soccer participation and seeking safe solutions to those issues to keep your young player safe. Additional resources can also be found on the US Youth Soccer Risk Management page. Please take some time to review the resources and policies on this page, and please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

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


Concussion Awareness & Injury Prevention


Heat & Hydration Safety


Goal & Field Safety








Background Screening Policy


Harassment & 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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