Colorado Youth Soccer
September 16, 2009
Colorado Youth Soccer (CYS), as a member of the US Youth Soccer adopted the KidSafe Program to promote the health, safety and protection of youth soccer players. These programs support US Soccer Federation’s Rule 4044, which mandate risk management programs within each National State Association.CYS KidSafe Program Elements:
Each Organizational Member shall take reasonable efforts within the KidSafe program to exclude from program responsibility any person with a legally documented history of child molestation or other record that would bring an unnecessary risk to the health and safety of the programs participants.
Each Organizational Member will adopt a program that requires all coaches,administrators and employees to agree to be subject to a legally sensitivebackground check before or during the program’s operations. In addition, anyvolunteer or paid person(s) that through execution of their duties is alone withplayers should be included within this KidSafe program.
Each Organizational Member should adopt procedures that assure discretion and confidentiality associated with disclosures or the results of background checks, or both.
CYS shall appoint a State Risk Management Coordinator (RMC) and an alternate with the assigned responsibility of implementing and managing a KidSafe program for CYS. Organizational Members of CYS shall appoint a Club Risk Management Coordinator (RMC) for their organization that will coordinate monitoring of the KidSafe program with CYS.
It is mandatory that Organizational Members institute a Risk Management appeal process to hear challenge to adverse Risk Management decisions. Any such appeal that is upheld must be reported to the CYS RMC.
CYS shall be held to KidSafe requirements for their Board, staff and other CYS retained resources where appropriate. CYS shall administer the requirements for Organizational Members who request CYS to perform background checks on their behalf as described within the Policy.