The Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017, also known as the "SafeSport Act," requires all amateur sports organizations to have a risk management program to promote the welfare of participants and adopt policies prohibiting sexual abuse.
Sexual abuse is prohibited in all affiliate organizations and we require annual SafeSport training to ensure all adults that are interacting with children in our affiliate organizations are educated responsibly on inappropriate behavior.
Adults that register as Team or Club Officials must complete the full Core SafeSport training course upon their first registration. Subsequent annual registrations will require the SafeSport refresher course be completed.
SafeSport training is provided free of charge and is linked directly to GotSport. There is no need to upload additional documentation if instructions are followed.
For additional details please check out the Maryland Safe Soccer section of our website.