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Athletes that are 18 or will turn 18 during a current playing season and play on a team with minor athletes (17 years old and younger) are required to take the SafeSport Core Abuse Prevention training to participate; per SafeSport definition, these players are Adult Athletes.
Below is current information regarding the SafeSport Adult Athlete (players) Abuse Prevention Training Requirement.
Youth Athletes who are 18 years old and older are considered Adult Athletes per SafeSport
A communication was sent from Mass Youth Soccer regarding the new SafeSport and U.S. Soccer Adult Athlete requirements that are mandatory starting January 1, 2022. After that communication was released, SafeSport changed the training URL and how it is accesses, see below.
How to manage the new Adult Athlete SafeSport Abuse Prevention training requirement is found in the initial communication from Mass Youth Soccer located on the right-hand side of this page.