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The FYSA Risk Management Program is in place to identify and assess potential risks to our soccer community. We monitor and minimize the probability and/or impact these risks may pose to youth athletes around the state. Risk management ranges from making sure that all players wear shin guards to providing background checks for all our volunteers, coaches and staff members.
The objectives of the risk management program are:
To review and recommend policies and procedures to ensure the safety of our participants.
To establish secure records and maintain the background check information program for volunteers, employees and others who are entrusted with the supervision and care of players and participants, including financial care.
To provide secondary medical coverage for injuries incurred during participation in Florida Youth Soccer activities.
To provide policy recommendations and education for Florida Youth Soccer Member Associations to minimize liabilities and other manageable risks including financial risk.
All background checks are completed through GotSoccer. Login into your account and under the Background Check tab, press the 'submit new report' button. Fill out all necessary information with your legal name and records. The background check includes a national and state level check, so please submit your report in a timely manner once per seasonal year.
In 2018, Congress passed The Protective Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 (the SafeSport Act). The legislation is aimed at preventing and reporting child abuse in youth sports by expanding the categories of "mandatory reporters" and requiring organizations to provide enhanced training. FYSA requires all of its adult members to complete the training and follow the reporting guidelines of SafeSport.