Consistent with the priority we place on player safety, MSYSA is continuously improving our overall risk management activities and programs. We work with all member organizations to minimize the risk associated with all aspects of running a club or town program. This includes training, education, consultations and personal visits.
MSYSA has taken an active stance regarding risk management and requires all adults with unfettered access to children to complete an adult registration and complete expanded background checks and searches. Additionally, all registered adults are required to have with them, their MSYSA adult credential in all youth soccer environments.
The Club Risk Manager or President has certain responsibilities that are required of them to help meet the obligations under the SafeSport Act and help with the implementation of new Policies and Procedures required by U.S. Soccer. All MSYSA adult members, and member organization’s adult members, will have to meet the new Risk Management requirements.
We strongly recommended that all youth soccer administrators of affiliated programs familiarize themselves with our insurance policies and the recommended policies in the following areas:
Minor Athletes who become adult athletes
A minor athlete that reaches the age of majority may not be subject to athlete prevention policies if they remain an athlete, and when interacting with minor athletes who are 16 or older. Athlete prevention policies are in effect when this now age of majority athlete interacts with minor athletes 15 or younger. Should a minor athlete reach the age of majority and then obtain a position that presents a potential power imbalance, such as becoming a coach, the individual is subject to athlete prevention policies.
For more detailed policy guidelines regarding SafeSport and Youth Athletes please CLICK HERE