KIDSAFE Program

Colorado Youth Soccer

KIDSAFE Program

By
Randy Greenwood CYS Executive Board

What is the KIDSAFE Program?

US Youth Soccer has adopted the KIDSAFE Program to promote the health, safety and protection of players in the game of soccer. Colorado Youth Soccer (CYS) and affiliated Clubs have adopted this policy as a matter of governance within the United States Soccer Federation. Even though adoption of the policy is a matter of governance, the practices set forth within the KIDSAFE Program just make good sense.

KIDSAFE promotes the position that reasonable efforts will be taken by Members of USSF, USYSA, CYS and affiliated Clubs to exclude from program responsibilities 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 program participants.

CYS has adopted a program which requires all coaches, administrators and employees to agree to be subject to a legally sensitive background check before or during the program’s operations. Persons wishing to apply for a position of coach or program administrator within US Youth Soccer, CYS or affiliated Clubs must complete an Employment/Volunteer Disclosure Statement. The information contained within this form is utilized to complete a formal background check of the applicant/volunteer’s history. When background checks yield problems areas additional information is collected and a decision made on retention of the individual. Any person applying for employment/volunteer position within CYS or affiliated Clubs that is found with a legally documented history of child molestation is immediately released. The person’s name and documented history is entered into a State, Region and National data base to prevent the person from applying at another Club. 

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