Safe Soccer

Pepperell Youth Soccer believes there is nothing is more important than the safety of our children. We greatly appreciate the roles that administrators, coaches, referees and volunteers play in offering youth athletes from all backgrounds the opportunity to play soccer. An integral part of these roles is taking steps to ensure the safety of the participants. Collectively, we are responsible for providing a playing environment that is healthy, non-threatening, and free from emotional, physical or sexual abuse.

Mass Youth Soccer has implemented a Safe Soccer platform, containing information and resources to help adult participants and volunteers keep the kids participating in soccer programs safe. This includes:

  • Abuse Prevention Training (SafeSport)
  • Background Checks (CORI)
  • Head and Brain Conditions (CDC Concussion Protocol Training)
  • Goal Safety (Presented by KWIKGOAL)
  • Other Required Policies

Who must complete the requirements for the CORI/Background Check, Abuse Prevention, Concussion and Credential policy?
All adult members, direct volunteers and employees of your organization fall under your guidance and therefore must complete the requirements.

Who is included in the definition of members and volunteers?
The following people/roles are included:

  • Coaches (all types)
  • Team Managers, including designated team parents assigned team management responsibilities
  • Board members (Officers, Directors, Administrators, Committee Chairs, Appointees, etc.)
  • Referees (Note: All USSF Referees will complete their CORI registration through MSRC).
  • Trainers (Permanent or Temporary)
  • Volunteers
  • Organization Employees
  • Concession Workers
  • Tournament Organizers, Employees, Volunteers
  • And any other person age 18 or older who may have the opportunity to have direct and
    unmonitored access to children.

For more information, please reference Mass Youth Soccer’s New Safe Soccer Platform Questions and Answers. It is important to note all adult volunteers will be required to take a series of online abuse prevention training courses.