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Risk Manager Information

Adult Registration for Fall 2022 - Spring 2023 will open July 1, 2022

This web page will provide the Risk Manager with the policies and guidelines Massachusetts Youth Soccer and all our affiliated organizations MUST follow regarding new Risk Management laws and policies including criminal background checks and Return to Soccer Activities Guidelines.

The Criminal Offender Record Information (“CORI”) law requires each youth soccer organization to identify a CORI submitter, and Massachusetts Youth Soccer to qualify that person under the State CORI Office guidelines. Hence, each member organization will have one qualified Risk Manager/CORI submitter who will be responsible for collecting every adult's CORI Acknowledgement form and verify identity among other responsibilities that are noted in the Risk Manager Responsibilities and Guidelines document. More on CORI Law can be found on the CORI Policies and Procedures webpage:  Click here to be redirected

The role and title of the CORI Submitter has changed due to Federal Law and U.S. Soccer Policies. It is now called the Risk Manager role; it has always been an important role, and now more than ever your help is needed in implementing and enforcing the requirements and policies designed to help keep our children safe. Risk Manager responsibilities can be found in the Risk Manager Responsibilities and Guidelines document located on the right-hand side of this page.

  • Note:  Mass Youth Soccer is still required to collect a completed CORI Submitter Agreement form from all Risk Managers (Commonwealth of Mass Law) and verify the information on that form using a government ID.
  • All steps needed to become your organization's Risk Manager can be found in the Risk Manager Checklist that is located on the right-hand side of this page.
  •  All steps need to gain Administrative access to U.S. Soccer Connect to manage your adult members information can be found in the "How to obtain Administrative access to U.S. Soccer Connect" document also located on the right-hand side of this page.

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The Mass Youth Soccer Adult Registration Process for the Fall 2021 – Spring 2022 soccer registration year will take place using the U.S. Soccer Connect registration platform.

Adults will simultaneously complete their Mass Youth Soccer Online Adult Registration linking them to their local organization, while submitting their CORI and National background check requests through a single registration portal.

Every adult member of all organizations affiliated with Massachusetts Youth Soccer must complete An Annual Mass Youth Soccer Adult Registration.


Risk Management Requirements for Fall 2021 – Spring 2022 Soccer Year

To meet the obligations under the SafeSport Act and help with the implementation of new Policies and Procedures required by U.S. Soccer, all Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association adult members and member organization’s adult members will have to meet the Risk Management requirements below; this will be monitored in U.S. Soccer Connect and must be met prior to the adult receiving their required Mass Youth Soccer Adult Credential.

All four requirements listed below must be met along with an uploaded and reviewed photo, prior to an Adult Credential being available for printing.

  1. CORI Check submitted, report reviewed and approved by Mass Youth Soccer.
  2. National Background Check (NBGC) submitted, report reviewed and approved by Mass Youth Soccer; the NBGC status will only be approved if, the NBGC is clear, and State and National Sex Offender Registry Searches are clear.
  • Only one Risk Status will be visible in U.S. Soccer Connect; it will be the combination of the review of both the adult’s CORI and National background check reports. Cleared Risk Statuses are, Approved, Conditional, or Under 18 Approved.
  • Only one Risk Expire Date will be visible in U.S. Soccer Connect; it will be the combination of the review of both the adult’s CORI and National background check reports.
  • The Risk Statuses of Approved and Conditional expiration dates were changed to a set date. This is to ensure that all adults with the Risk Status of Approved, are Approved for three consecutive soccer registration years, and a minimum of one full year for the Conditional Risk Status.
  1. SafeSport Abuse Prevention Training must be Verified/Approved. Adults will take the initial SafeSport Abuse Prevention Training Course; then a refresher course within the next calendar year for as long as the adult participates.
  2. Concussion Training must be Verified/Approved. Mass Youth Soccer’s Policy is a two-year approval; your Leagues Policy may be a one-year approval, verify with your League.
  • Note:  Full policy information is listed in the "Risk Manager Responsibilities and Guidelines" document located on the right-hand side of this page.


Information for member organizations that use the U.S. Soccer Connect -  Sports Connect Club Registration Platform (old Blue Sombrero).
 

Member organizations that use the U.S. Soccer Connect Club registration platform (old Blue Sombrero) and are properly integrated with U.S. Youth and Mass Youth Soccer do not upload player registration data.  The video and help guide linked below will explain how to properly integrate your registration program which will allow your data to go directly to Mass Youth Soccer.

Should you choose not to use the integrated registration function, please notify Rachel Woo at rwoo@mayouthsoccer.org.
 
IMPORTANT Sports Connect users - Read prior to opening your Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 registrations.
 
Risk Manager Communications
For posting purposes, the SafeSport Abuse Prevention Training Enrollment Key has been removed from this memo.
Mandatory starting January1, 2022.  How to access the SafeSport Adult Athlete Abuse Prevention Training has changed since this memo was sent; the SafeSport and U.S. Soccer Requirements/Updates memo above includes this information.
Administrator Self Guided Learning
Step by Step Plans to help you master your responsibilities with U.S. Soccer Connect
US Soccer Connect Registration and Login Portals and Help Center
To complete an Adult Registration:  

Use the above link to complete your Mass Youth Soccer Adult Registration and update your participating organization choices.

To login to U.S. Soccer Connect:  

Use the above link to log into U.S. Soccer Connect to manage your adult member's Risk Management requirements and update and review your registration information ("My Account").

New Association Support Hours* Beginning Sunday, October 18, 2020
Monday - Friday:  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM PST
Saturday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM PST
Help line number: (855) 703-2558.
Risk Manager Important Documents
Step by step instructions on what is needed to become your organization's Risk Manager and help you manage the responsibilities associated with this role.
Adult Participant Fall start up email template - This can be sent to your adult members to inform them of all adult risk management requirements.
Adult Athlete SafeSport training requirement email template - Use to inform parent/guardian/adult athlete of this requirement.
 
Detailed instructions on how to manage your adult members Risk Management requirements and print their required Mass Youth Soccer Adult Credential.
 
Risk status meanings and reasons an Adult Credential is not available for printing.
 
Administrators will upload this form into their adult members registration account to complete the CORI Verification process. The Commonwealth of Mass State of Emergency has been lifted and the use of teleconferencing for the CORI Acknowledgement Form verification process is no longer in effect.
This form is required for the role of Risk Manager.
How an organization's Administrator obtains Administrative user access and permissions in U.S. Soccer Connect to manage their adult members information.
An overview of the roles of who must complete a Mass Youth Soccer Adult Registration and all required Risk Management trainings. 
How to Credential an Under 18 Assistant Coach

This guide shows step by step instructions on how to help an under 18 with player registration data in U.S. Soccer Connect complete their Mass Youth Soccer Adult Registration.  Step one - Administrator creates the initial parent account.  Step two - the parent registers the player as an adult.  NOTE:  Under 18 coaches must always have a credentialed adult (an adult that is in fulfillment of ALL Mass Youth adult risk management requirements) on the sideline.

Risk Status - Under 18 Approved - SafeSport Upload PDF

This guide shows step by step instructions on how to help an adult with player registration data in US Soccer Connect complete their required Mass Youth Soccer Adult Registration.  Step one - Administrator creates the initial parent account.  Step two - the adults register online.
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