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

If you are completing training for the first time:

1. Use this link:
2. Complete information on “Sign Up” page.
a. Member ID = You can leave blank not used
b. Name of Sport or Community Organization = SAY Soccer, your SAY Area or SAY
District Name
3. 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 “My Courses” on landing page or from menu select “My Courses.”
5. Click the Start button for “SafeSport Trained – U.S. Soccer Federation” to complete the
6. Upload your certificate of completion.

If you already have an account and have taken training before:
1. Log in here:
2. Which course to take: If you have never completed SafeSport training, you should take the
course entitled, “SafeSport Trained – U.S. Soccer Federation”. If you have taken training
before, you should take the next available Refresher Course. If your last course taken was
“Refresher 3” your next course would be the “SafeSport Trained – U.S. Soccer Federation”
course again. The training runs in a 4-year cycle as follows:
Year 1: SafeSport Trained – U.S. Soccer Federation
Year 2: Refresher 1
Year 3: Refresher 2
Year 4: Refresher 3
Year 5: SafeSport Trained – U.S. Soccer Federation (again)
Note that there are other courses available in the catalog. These are optional and do not meet the
training requirement established by the Center for SafeSport.
Instructions for downloading a certificate of completion
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


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