In accordance with Federal Law S.534 – Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017, every Adult Athlete (18 years old or older) is required to complete the initial Adult SafeSport Trained Core course. A refresher course is required each following seasonal year until the Adult Athlete ages out of the US Youth Soccer programs. It is also required that the Adult Athlete is put through a background screening process. The Adult Athlete’s name will be screened through several offenders’ databases including the National Offenders Database, the US Soccer Disqualification database, and the US Center for SafeSport’s Disciplinary database. NCYSA calls this process an “Adult Athlete Risk Management Application” (NCYSA AA RM application).
Athletes that are 18 years old or older at time of registration will not be eligible to participate (this includes training), their name will not appear on the team roster and their player pass will not be generated until they have completed the NCYSA Adult Athlete RM application and have been approved by NCYSA.
Athletes that are 17 years old and will turn 18 during the current seasonal year have two choices:
- With parental/guardian permission, they can complete the NCYSA AA RM application and complete the SafeSport training any time before their 18th birthday.
- Wait until their 18th birthday to complete the NCYSA AA RM application and SafeSport training. They will have 10 days to complete the process before their name is removed from the team roster and their player pass is invalid.
Athletes will also be notified by email when it is time for them to complete the NCYSA Adult Athlete RM application.
Please click here for the NCYSA Risk Management Tutorial for Adult Athletes.
Please email Wendy with any questions.