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CORI Appeals Process

If you receive an unfavorable response to your CORI background check, and were denied, terminated, or suspended, you have the right to appeal that finding. Here is a summary of the appeals process. For the complete appeals guidelines, see our Policies, Procedures, and Regulations Handbook, Section 3.

You must submit a written request for appeal to the Executive Director within 10 days of the postmark date of the notice of denial, termination, or suspension (or within 10 days of receipt if the notice was hand-delivered). If you do not appeal within 10 days, the decision will stand.

Once an appeal has been requested, the Executive Director will arrange a hearing within 14 days, or as soon as possible. The hearing will take place no more than 60 days after the request was made, unless both parties agree in writing.

You will have the right to a confidential, 60-minute hearing. If the hearing panel upholds the decision to disqualify your participation in Massachusetts Youth Soccer, and its affiliated organizations, you have the right to appeal that decision to the US Soccer National Appeals Committee.

You can submit a request for an appeal to:

Executive Director, Massachusetts Youth Soccer
512 Old Union Turnpike
Lancaster, MA 01523


For more information on the CORI program and process, email