Abuse Prevention Training Request
BACKGROUND CHECK:
Adults over the age of 18 who may have the opportunity to have direct interaction or unmonitored access with amateur athletes as a representative of Alaska Youth Soccer Association (AYSA) and all covered Alaska Youth Soccer Association (AYSA) Member Organizations such as clubs, leagues and associations are required to an annual cleared Background Check, review the (AYSA) Code of Conduct, certification of Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse or SafeSport.

PROTECTING YOUNG VICTIMS TRAINING:
Zero Tolerance for Abuse; Adult Verification Policy is intended to create a safe and nurturing environment in which athletes may receive the benefits unique to sports participation, preparation, and competition. The training will provide better understanding of the risk of child sexual abuse, information necessary to protect athletes from abuse, and the responsibility to act in the best interest of the athlete. Required for all adults participating in (AYSA) Affiliate Member Associations programs/ leagues.

NOTE: Before regular contact with an amateur athlete begins the adult must clear the background check and within the first 35 days of taking on the role giving them access to youth participants must complete the initial Protecting Young Victims training. A refresher course is required on an annual basis effective the calendar year following the completion of the initial training.

REQUIRED INDIVIDUAL:
All Affiliate Member adults; coaching staff, directors, administrators, employees, BOD Members, volunteer coaches, team managers, trainers, chaperones, club volunteers, and certified referees. The policy will be used for all (AYSA) employees, contract staff, contract coaches, and BOD Members; Adult Verification Policy.

Alaska Youth Soccer Association (AYSA):
The policy requires each adult to submit an (AYSA) annual background check, review the AYSA Code of Conduct, and complete the Protecting Young Victims training. If an affiliate member is found to be not in compliance with the Adult Verification Policy; they will be referred to the (AYSA) Compliance and Disciplinary Committee. The Committee can place the member on a probationary period to correct the non-compliance issue. Continued non-compliance with (AYSA) Policies and Procedures may result in the members suspension or removal as a member.

Any person accused of committing a prohibited act or any act considered to be harmful to a child will be immediately suspended from all Alaska Youth Soccer Association (AYSA) activities. Any person in violation of US Soccer, US Youth Soccer and/or (AYSA) policies will be subject to the current (AYSA) Procedures for Disciplinary Actions and Appeals & Grievances and Complaints and Appeals. Suspension will continue during any investigation by law enforcement or child protective agencies.

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Zero Tolerance for Abuse
Once you submit the form you will receive an email from Abuse Prevention Systems within forty-eight hours; the email will include a training link. Please log in and complete the training. The training must be completed prior to interaction with athletes. Alaska Youth Soccer has zero tolerance for abuse; the policy and guidelines are intended to create a safe and nurturing environment in which athletes may receive the benefits unique to sports participation, preparation, and competition.The training will provide better understanding of the risk of child sexual abuse, information necessary to protect athletes from sexual abuse, and the adult responsibility to act in the best interest of the athlete.

Contact Linda Burke at the AYSA State Office for requirements or questions.

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