MA Safe Soccer
Last year Congress passed the Abuse Prevention Act and US Soccer established requirements for all adults involved in youth soccer know as US Soccer’s Safe Soccer Framework. In support, and collective efforts to provide the safest possible soccer environment for all players and participants, Massachusetts Youth Soccer created MA Safe Soccer.
What does this mean for adults involved in Haverhill Youth Soccer’s activities? The key elements are:
Expansion of Background Checks, including State and National Sex Offender Searches
Abuse Prevention Education and Training
Concussion Training: CDC’s Heads Up Coaches Course
Use of New Membership Management System for Adult Registrations
Adherence to new Mass Youth Soccer Player and Participant Safety Policy
New MA Safe Soccer Platform
Online Parent Toolkit
The US Center for SafeSport offers free Online Parent Toolkits to give you the necessary SafeSport information for your young athlete. Separated by age group or combined for all ages, these Toolkits help parents understand SafeSport best practices and how to respond to signs of abuse.
Concussions are a serious health concern in youth sports. Haverhill Youth Soccer is committed to the safety of our players and to educate our players, parents, and coaches in the dangers of concussion-related injuries. Please click below to review the following fact sheet for youth sports parents:
A Fact Sheet for Youth Sports Parents - CDC HEADS UP