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Coach/Volunteer Requirements: MA SafeSoccer - (scroll down for Current Credential status)

Thank you for volunteering to help coach your child’s youth soccer team! We could not do it without you. 

Abuse in youth sports is more prevalent than most of us think—and it can happen even in Cambridge. A recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics found that around 1 million children per year experience some form of abuse in a youth sports setting.

Cambridge Youth Soccer seeks to uphold the highest standards for participant safety by ensuring all coaches, volunteers, and staff comply with the most rigorous standards for background checks and abuse training as required by U.S. Soccer and MA Youth Soccer.

We do this not just because it’s the law, since Congress passed the Safe Sport Authorization Act, but because it’s the right thing to do. Abuse prevention is now an integral part of our roles as youth soccer coaches and volunteers.

Therefore, there are requirements that every coach, volunteer, and staff must complete each soccer year:

  • Annual Adult Registration in the MA Youth soccer administration system 

  • Annual Review of and Adherence to the MA Safe Soccer Required Policies 

  • An expanded background check and screening process (good for three years, but information updated annually)

  • A certified abuse prevention online training course (Core training or Refresher course)

  • One of the two approved concussion training courses (Good for up to two soccer years)

    Click here to start the process for this soccer year: MA Safe Soccer

Click here for your Annual review the Safe Soccer Required Policies: SafeSoccer Required Policies 
Look Up Current Coach Credential Status

Click below to view the status of your Coaching Requirements that must be completed prior to being on the team sidelines with the players. The file is organized alphabetically. 

This is updated only as of the time noted in the file. It is NOT dynamic. Plus, the Mass Youth Soccer SportsConnect system has a 24 hr lag until accounts are visible. Please keep that in mind.

  • If you are completely blank, it most likely means that you have not yet registered in SportsConnect (Step 1). Please get started ASAP!

  • If you know you registered, but are still showing as blank, then it could be the time lag noted above OR an email issue because different emails were used to register in the systems. Contact the Registrar to get that addressed.

Directions to complete outstanding requirements are found here: 
MA Safe Soccer

Contact the Registrar with any specific questions. 


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Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

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