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