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Byron Youth Soccer Assocation

Byron Youth Soccer Assocation

Adult Participation Requirements

All adult participants, including administrators, coaches, and team managers, are required by law to have a background check (annually), SafeSport Training (every two years) and Concussion (recognition) Training (every three  years). This includes traveling AND recreational league adult participants.

BACKGROUND CHECKS 

Each club in the Southern Minnesota Soccer League (SMSL) is required to conduct background checks through the USSSA partner system provided by Reference Services Inc. The adult background check will  conduct a national, state and local background check on all applicants. This service is provided within the individual coach/manager registration fee, there is no additional charge. This annual process aligns with registration and the soccer year calendar beginning August 1 and ending July 31. 


BACKGROUND CHECK PORTAL AND INSTRUCTIONS

1. BYSA adult participants must submit and pass a background check in order to be assigned to a team. A link to the website and other necessary information will be provided directly to those individuals volunteering.

2. Select the club league you are applying for (required): 

  • First, select the State - Select: Minnesota 
  • Registration Type - Select: “Coach” or “Team Administrator” 
  • Club – Select “Southern Minnesota – 1” (The league of clubs) 

3. Proceed and complete all requirements of the application. Be sure to use the same email and personal information you have provided your club. 

4. Results of your background check along with a registration number will be sent to you via email.

SAFESPORT TRAINING

SafeSport training (with proof) is mandatory for every registered adult participant including coaches (head and assistant), managers, and administrators.  

SafeSport training covers three topics: mandatory reporting, sexual misconduct awareness education, and emotional and physical misconduct.

1. A link to the website and other necessary information will be provided directly to those individuals volunteering.
2. Complete information on “Sign Up” page (not all information is required, i.e MembershipID).
3. If prompted, log in to the new account you just created.
4. Click on “Menu” and select “Catalog.”
5. Click the Start button for “SafeSport Trained – U.S. Soccer Federation” to complete the course.

Instructions for downloading a certificate of completion are as follows:
1. 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.
4. Download the certificate by selecting the “Download” button at the right of the completed course.

Earned SafeSport Certificates are good for two years and must be uploaded to your Sports Connect profile. Clubs are legally required to ensure all their adult participants are up-to-date with SafeSport Training. 

CONCUSSION TRAINING

All registered adult participants including coaches (head and assistant), managers and administrators need to complete concussion training every three years. While there are various online concussion trainings available, SMSL endorses the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) training.
 

Earned concussion training certificates must be uploaded to your Sports Connect profile. Clubs are legally required to ensure all their adult participants are compliant with concussion training. 

Visit CDC HEADS UP to complete or update concussion training.

Contact us

Byron Youth Soccer Association

BYSA, P.O. Box 575
Byron, Minnesota 55920
Email: [email protected]

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