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What is Safesport?

The Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act passed into law on February 14, 2018 (S.534).
The law protects young victims from sexual, emotional, and physical abuse and established the US Center for SafeSport (which is an independent, national non-profit whose focus is on ending all forms of abuse in sport; they have authority over organizations regarding amateur athlete safety).
Law requires enhanced mandatory reporting policies, training, and prevention for certain individuals involved in youth/amateur sport organizations. In addition, the law establishes reasonable procedures to limit one-on-one interactions and prohibits retaliation.

Procedures for being a Coach, Team Official, Board Member or Staff:

1) A coach/team official profile must be created by your Club Admin

  • provide your state issued ID card which should have the following 
    • Your Full Legal Name (Not nickname)
    • Date of Birth
    • Physical Address (if it's not correct provide the new one)
    • you will need to provide an email address 
    • phone number

* Once your profile has been created you will need to upload a Head-Shot photo of yourself (please not full body)*


2)  Go to the Background Check tab and click submit new report 

  • answer the 3 questions (truthfully) 
  • and submit 
  • your background check MUST come back APPROVED in order to coach, be a team manager, staff member or have access to Gotsoccer. 


3) Next locate the Learning Center tab to take the following courses (They are mandatory) .  Without them you will not coach or be a team official. 

  • CDC Heads Up Concussion Course (give yourself about an hour with this one)
  • SafeSport - (it will take you to an external site, please be sure to use your name as it is on your profile and the same email address as well)