KANSAS COACH'S RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY & SAFESPORT
Risk Management Background checks are done through KSYSA & GotSoccer, not KPSL.
U.S. Center for SafeSport
On February 14, 2018, (S.534) was signed into federal law. Click Here for the U.S. Center for SafesSport's fact sheet and about the legislation.
Online awareness/prevention training is available and consists of three (3) training modules which include:
Sexual Misconduct Awareness and Education
Emotional and Physical Misconduct
All KSYSA Coaches (18 years or older) working with youth games and children for clubs registered in Kansas must login or register online with GotSoccer each seasonal year to check to make sure they will have an approved background check and SafeSport Certification completed for the upcoming season.
Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 imposes a duty to report suspected child abuse, including sexual abuse, within 24 hours to the appropriate authorities. An individual who is required, but fails, to report is subject to criminal penalties.
ALL Club Staff Members, including Team Managers, need to complete this requirement but those who wish to be listed on an official state rosters must have a completed background screening check & SafeSport Certification and have been approved before being added to a state roster or receiving a US Youth Soccer Member Pass Card from the clubs registrar. If you do not complete the background screening check or SafeSport Certification, you will NOT be considered for approval as a KSYSA Coach/Staff working youth games. The information that you provide to GotSoccer Registration and Risk Management is stored on a secure server and will only be visible to the Risk Management Staff at Kansas Youth Soccer.
HOW TO COMPLETE YOUR BACKGROUND CHECK & SAFESPORT
The cost for background checks is $20 bi-annually. (September 1 to August 31).
Please contact your club first to see if they have a voucher code that would waive this fee for you.
The SafeSport Training Courses is FREE of charge if you follow the instructions below. It is an ANNUAL renewal for you to complete! You should NEVER have to pay for SafeSport so if it ask for you to do so then you are doing it incorrectly.
RETURNING CLUB COACHES & STAFF:
If you have previously completed a background check in GotSoccer, you already have a username and password - please use that information to submit any new information/background checks.
If you have previously completed SafeSport Certification directly through SafeSports website then all you need to do is make sure the SafeSport account and your GotSoccer have the EXACT same First Name, Last Name and Email and then follow the SafeSport Instructions listed below to complete requirement.
If you do not know your GotSoccer or SafeSport information the system will resend it to you via the email the account was under. If you no longer use that email address then contact your club to have them update your GotSoccer account or contact SafeSport for assistance.
Other questions email KSYSA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW CLUB COACHES AND STAFF:
If you are new to Kansas Youth Soccer, you need to contact your club for them to create your Kansas Got Soccer Account. If you are switching clubs within KSYSA please email Carrie Douglas at email@example.com so he can switch your Got Soccer account over to your new club. You DO NOT need to make a new GotSoccer Coaching or Manager account.