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SafeSport Course

The 2017 SafeSport Act has expanded Mandated Reporters to include adults who regularly interact with children. Due to this expansion, that includes AYSO and it requires training on child abuse and mandated reporting. Effective, January 1, 2022, U.S. Soccer will no longer allow equivalent training and has mandated SafeSport training. 

To clarify, a REGULAR VOLUNTEER is a person who has direct contact with children 16 hours a month or 32 hours per year, which applies to most coaches and team parents in 10U+, Intermediate Referees and above, and board members as administrators.

The training is the full course in the first year, which is 90 minutes, and repeated every three years, followed by annual updates in the in-between years, which are 30 minutes. Youth Volunteers (under 18) are not required to take this training.
Note: This is a new course under the Safe Haven umbrella. It DOES NOT replace the online AYSO's Safe Haven course.

Units include:

  • Sexual Misconduct Awareness and Education
  • Mandatory Reporting
  • Physical and Emotional Misconduct (including bullying, hazing, and harassment)

Accessing and Completing SafeSport: 

1 | Make sure you are logged into your Sports Connect account on
2 | To access your Volunteer Dashboard, select the Volunteer tab on the left side of the screen 
3 | Check the box next to SafeSport 
4 | Click Renew & Update 
5 | A prompt will pop-up - click the link or copy and paste to get started
6 | You will need to create a SafeSport account. During the process when you see the question for "Membership ID", leave this blank.  Make sure you use the same email as your Sports Connect account and legal name - not nickname.
7 | Once the account has been created, go to "My Courses" and select "SafeSport Trained- U.S. Soccer Federation." 
8 | Complete the course.  The certification should automatically upload to your account - but please either screenshot or print out and keep with your AYSO info.

You should see the following course under My Courses -
(90 mins) SafeSport Trained - U.S. Soccer Federation
. If you see a dollar amount for the course, your profile has not been tagged as an AYSO volunteer. Click the Enrollment Key button and provide the following: tsVWe36Xa6PS3b5NzOug

If you need assistance accessing the website, have issues with your account profile or other problem please click here to submit a Help request through their website.

SafeSport Refresher

In years 2 and 3 - you should receive an email that your SafeSport is up for renewal.  To access the renewal course - log directly into your SafeSport account.  Choose the applicable Refresher Course and complete.  Your account will be automatically updated.


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