Education and awareness are the most critical components to creating safe and respectful sporting environments, free of abuse and harassment. UYSA is committed to ensuring all administrators have the proper training to protect all forms of abuse that can occur in sports.
All Coaches and Team Managers must take the (3) SafeSport Modules. After completion of the modules, a master certificate is generated and must be uploaded to your Affinity Sports administrator account.
Please Note: All 3 modules must be completed. You will receive a master certificate at the end of competing the third module.
You will be asked to enter an organization and access code when making your SafeSport account. Please reach out to your club OR to the UYSA office to access that code.
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Creating your account with SafeSport
Uploading you Certificate into your Affinity Sports account
Details and Policy
In conjunction with Public Law 115-126 Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 (SafeSports Act) and US Soccer’s newest policy, Athlete and Participant Safety, UYSA is becoming compliant to ensure the safety of all players through an educational online training course to provide all coaches, team managers, and volunteers the knowledge to protect players.
All coaches and administrators are required to take the certification and upload the completed certificate to their admin account in Affinity. Each year thereafter all admins will update their admin account with a refresher course certificate. If a current certificate is not uploaded to an administrator's account that administrator's picture will not appear on UYSA rosters.
Policy 7323 and 7333
11. All team administrators must complete SafeSport Online Certification prior to their interaction with youth participants. The certificate of completion must include Emotional and Physical Misconduct, Mandatory Reporting, and Sexual Misconduct Awareness Education and must be initially uploaded into SOMS in order for the coach to appear on the Affinity game day rosters. The official SafeSport refresher course; Recognizing and Reporting Misconduct is required each following year in order for a coach to be eligible to participate within UYSA.