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AYSO falls under the jurisdiction of the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017. AYSO is partnered with US Soccer's Safe Soccer program to ensure compliance across our regions.

SafeSport Courses Include:

* A comprehensive 90-minute overview of facts, principles, and strategies to help you provide safe and positive sport environments.
* Refresher 1: Recognizing and Reporting Misconduct (30 minutes)
* Refresher 2: Preventing Misconduct (30 minutes)
* Refresher 3: Creating a Positive Sport Environment (30 minutes)

After the initial comprehensive course, one of the refreshers is done annually to maintain certification. The refreshers become available 60 days before the expiration of the SafeSport certificate.

SafeSport must be done before regular contact with an amateur athlete who is a minor begins, or within the first 45 days of initial membership, or upon beginning a new role subjecting the participating adult to this policy[1].

After completing the course, the certificate will sync automatically with the Association Platform. If it does not, contact your region's CVPA for assistance.

See also: Register for Safesport

  1. Training FAQs — Safe Soccer. (n.d.). Safe Soccer. Retrieved June 1, 2023, from