background check & safesport
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
- Mandatory Reporting
- Emotional and Physical Misconduct
KANSAS REFEREE'S RISK MANAGEMENT & SAFESPORT
All KSYSA Referees (18 years or older) working youth games of any type in the state of Kansas must login or register online with GotSoccer each seasonal year and make sure you have completed a background check and SafeSport Certification completed for the upcoming season.
If you do not complete the background check & SafeSport Certification, you will NOT be considered for approval as a KSYSA Referee working youth games. The information that you provide is on the online GotSoccer Registration and Risk Management, which is stored on a secure server and will only be visible to the Risk Management staff at Kansas Youth Soccer.
HOW COMPLETE YOUR BACKGROUND CHECK & SAFESPORT
The cost for background checks is $20 bi-annually (September 1 to August 31).
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 fo you to do so then you are doing it incorrectly.
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.
If you are new to Kansas Youth Soccer, you will need to set up a Kansas GotSoccer account and be sure to list Kansas as your Referee Assignor.
ARE YOU A COACH, TEAM MANAGER OR BOARD MEMBER?
If you completed a background check or SafeSport as a coach, team manager or board member through your current club, KSYSA can link your current background check & SafeSport with your referee account but you must create a referee account and enter your first name, last name, date of birth, and email EXACTLY as they appear in your other accounts or they will not link together.
For assistance in further documenting, locating an appropriate state agency and/or issues reporting to law enforcement, the U.S. Center for SafeSport or U.S. Soccer can help locate resources.
- U.S. Center for SafeSport
- U.S. Soccer
For questions, please contact the State Office via the emails below.