Any affiliate of Georgia Soccer who allows players under the age of 18 to play falls under the Safe Sport Authorization Act passed by Congress in February, 2017. 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 https://uscenterforsafesport.org/
Click here to access the Safe Sport training.
Additionally, the Center has created one-page summaries of each topic of the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP). They are linked below for your use:
- Education and Training Policy
- Transportation Policy
- Lodging Policy
- Locker Rooms/Changing Area Guidelines
- Massage and Rubdown Athletic Training Modalities Guidelines
- One-on-One Guidelines
- Electronic & Social Media Communications Policy
- What is an Adult Participant, Minor Athlete and Related Activity?
- At A Glance Review
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.
Risk Management addresses a number of issues which include, but are not limited to, background checks & SafeSport training for those involved with youth players, abuse reporting, 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. Georgia Soccer uses JDP as its trusted background screening provider. All Adult Participants must have an approved background check pursuant to Georgia Soccer Risk Management Policy and completed SafeSport training.
Required SafeSport Certification Training
In 2017 Congress passed the ‘‘Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017’ commonly called the SafeSport Act. Georgia Soccer requires all adult participants in contact with minors to complete SafeSport Training. Coaches, Volunteers, Team Managers and Athletic Trainers are required, read the full list here. A certificate is provided for upload to US Soccer Connect Profile.
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Required Concussion Training
HEADS UP to Youth Sports is a free, online course available to coaches, parents, sports officials, athletic trainers, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion.
Georgia Soccer requires all adult participants in contact with minors to complete Concussion Training. A certificate is provided for upload to US Soccer Connect Profile.
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