L30 ~ SWAT ~ MetaSport ~ MVU Coaches & Team Admins

Mandatory for Spring 2019

All coaches & team administrators must complete the FREE SafeSport Online Certification prior to their interaction with youth participants for the Spring 2019 season.  Scroll Down to read the WHY behind this new certification.  

The certificate requires the completion of three (3) online modules:

  • Emotional and Physical Misconduct

  • Mandatory Reporting

  • Sexual Misconduct Awareness Education

The training takes about 90 minutes, but doesn’t have to be completed all at once.  You can start & stop the modules as needed & pick up again where you left off.  You will receive a MASTER “SafeSport Trained” certificate at the completion of the third module.

Once received, the certificate must uploaded to your Affinity account in order to coach or be on a team roster for Spring 2019 and will be good for the following Fall 2019- Spring 2020 seasonal year.  Essentially this certification will be good for 1.5 years.

For following years, there will be a condensed official SafeSport refresher course; Recognizing and Reporting Misconduct.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • EMAIL League30reg@gmail.com to receive an auto-reply with the US Soccer ACCESS CODE to take the course for FREE. (The Center for SafeSport and US Soccer will not allow this access code to be published on a website.)

  • GOTO https://safesport.org/authentication/signin

  • Click on “Sign in” in the upper right hand corner

  • Click on “Register”

  • USE an email address that you check. You will need to reply to an automated email to confirm your registration and proceed with the online modules.

  • You need a face only photo to upload.

  • Select Add Membership - US Soccer

  • Enter required Access Code received in the first step

  • Once all 3 modules are complete, you must download the Master "SafeSport Trained" certificate from your SafeSport dashboard.  Save this certificate to your computer &  email the certificate to League30reg@gmail.com

  • For any technical issues with online training access, contact the Online Training Help Desk by using this ONLINE FORM or by calling (720) 676-6417 .

  • IMPORTANT NOTE:  You will receive an individual certificate after the completion of each module.  The MASTER “SafeSport Trained” Certificate is the final certificate that denotes completion of the entire training.  It is this MASTER certificate that is required to continue coaching Spring 2019.  

 

THE WHY: 

  • In April 2017, our Federal Government passed the Public Law 115-126 Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 (also known as the SafeSports Act.)

  • Following suit, US Soccer (the national governing entity for all soccer in the United States) enacted an Athlete and Participant Safety policy.  

  • Because all things trickle down hill, it is necessary for UYSA to becoming compliant.   

  • To ensure the safety of all players, there is now a National Independent Clearinghouse for SafeSport Act certifications & reporting.  

  • This educational online FREE training course provides all L30/SWAT/MVU/Metasport coaches, team managers, and volunteers the knowledge to protect players.