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A multitude of resources is available on US Club Soccer’s Risk Management and Player Health & Safety web page.
On Feb. 14, 2018, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 was signed into law and became effective immediately. The legislation is available for download here.
For more information about US Club Soccer member requirements, please visit the Child/Sexual Abuse Prevention (SafeSport) web page.
The Child Welfare Information Gateway contains a searchable database of state statutes. US Club Soccer members are encouraged to become well-versed in their respective state statutes. Another resources is the RAINN Mandatory Reporting Requirements: Children.
As of Jan. 1, 2017, the state of California passed Assembly Bill No. 2007 – legislation related to concussions. California members are required to comply.
Among other aspects, this bill requires that youth sports organizations notify parents/guardians of athletes 17 years of age or younger who have been removed from athletic activities due to suspected concussions. The bill also requires that youth sports organizations offer concussion and head injury education or related educational materials.
Here are some resources that may assist in the compliance of this legislation:
In accordance with this law, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and other organizations developed guidelines and other materials to inform and educate students and youth athletes, parents and coaches about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest.
For parents/guardians and youth athletes:
Here is a resource that may assist in the compliance of this legislation:
To all Washington State member teams: please be aware of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest legislation, which went into effect July 24, 2015. For more information, including the necessary steps you must take, here is an information sheet on the Washington Premier League website, and here is an awareness form.