On March 6, 2017 a bill was introduced to amend the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990. The Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 was signed into law on February 14, 2018.

This law is in effect and should be adhered to by all SAY Soccer members. This amendment extends the duty of SAY members to report suspected child abuse, including sexual abuse, to adults who are authorized to interact with minor or amateur athletes at a facility under the jurisdiction of a national governing body. A national governing body (U.S. Soccer) is an amateur sports organization that is recognized by the International Olympic Committee. The full legislation is available for download HERE
The second part of this amendment defines the purpose of the U.S. Center for Safe Sport. This organization must maintain an office for education and outreach that shall develop training, oversight practices, policies, and procedures to prevent the abuse, including emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, of amateur athletes participating in amateur athletic activities through their national governing bodies and Paralympic sports organizations. It is designed to promote a safe environment in sports for any amateur athlete. The U.S. Center for SafeSport has multiple resources that can be found HERE

SafeSport Training Instructions

1. Use this link:
2. Existing users can “log in” button located in upper right corner of page
3. New users’ complete information on “Sign Up” page.
A. Member ID = leave blank not used
B. Name of Sport or Community Organization = SAY Soccer, your SAY Area or SAY District

3. Next you should be in the dashboard at You will see “SafeSport Trained-
U.S. Soccer Federation icon under “My Courses”. This is your free course.

4. If the dashboard does not automatically load after creating your account, you may be
prompted to log in to the new account you just created.
4. Click on “Menu” and select “Catalog.”
5. Click the Start button for “SafeSport Trained – U.S. Soccer Federation” to complete the course.
6. Upload your certificate of completion.
Instructions for downloading a certificate of completion are as follows:
1. Please select the “Menu” icon at the top right of your page.
2. Select “Transcript”.
3. Once the transcript page displays, locate the most current completion for the course under the
“Certificates” section.
4. Download the certificate by selecting the “Download” button at the right of the completed


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