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Child and Volunteer Protection Advocate Training Job Training for CVPAs. Course Credit. Please sign the Course Roster. Include your legal name, home address, phone number and date of birth. The Vision of AYSO. The Vision of AYSO is to provide world class youth soccer programs
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Job Training for CVPAs
Please sign the Course Roster.
Include your legal name, home address, phone number and date of birth.
The Vision of AYSO is to provide
world class youth soccer programs
that enrich children’s lives.
Every child participating in an AYSO soccer program has a right to a safe, fair, fun, family-friendly, positive environment for experiencing the benefits of youth sports.
The Safe Haven program supports the creation of a “safe haven” for all participants by:
Requiring Training and Certification
Providing Child and Volunteer Protection Guidelines
The Child and Volunteer Protection Advocate is the Safe Haven Representative in the local Region, Area or Section.
Which of the following best describes the primary responsibility of the CVPA?
Congress passed the Volunteer Protection Act in 1997 to promote volunteerism and grant immunity from certain liabilities for volunteers who meet its requirements.
For protection under the Volunteer Protection Act and applicable laws, AYSO requires all volunteers to:
AYSO’s policies, procedures and guidelines,
AYSO, like many youth organizations today, asks adult volunteers to submit character references and agree to background checks in order to protect players, volunteers and Region resources.
“Montgomery County police arrested a longtime soccer coach on Thursday and charged him with inappropriate contact with a juvenile six months ago.”
“South Dakota (Soccer) — A 42 year-old adult man strikes the soccer referee, who happened to also be the town’s mayor, during a match between 11-year-old girls. The coach was sentenced to one year in jail, required to attend anger management courses and banned from all youth sports events for a year.”
New or Returning Volunteer Box
Now accepting 5 types of photo I.D.
Select “Region” > “CVPA” > “Search”
Select “Region” > “CVPA” > “Search”
Safe Haven Notes track key facts and steps
Note Restricted Positions
Which of the following is not true?
Un-Flagged volunteers are background checked once a Membership Year and as soon as they are registered in eAYSO.
Other targeted state and county searches are conducted year-round.
Each year, a Region can choose whether or not to accept a volunteer. True or False?
Volunteering is a privilege, not a right. Regions can simply say “Thank you, no thank you.” without giving any reasons that may invite an argument.
Select “Region” > “Volunteer” > Registration
Change to Previous to Renew Volunteer
New! Red Flag, Yellow Post-it Notes
NE – eSignature Incomplete
“Submit” to Register
Add a New Volunteer or Youth Volunteer from forms
Select “Region” > “Volunteer” > “Manage Positions”
Select Volunteer Positions
“Restricted from managing Region Funds/PID”
“Restricted from Coaching/Assistant Coaching”
“Disqualified from volunteering”
same protection policies as
Assistant, Youth VIP Buddy or other
Youth Volunteer positions which are
supervised by adults.
Signed copied must be in the Youth Volunteer’s possession during all volunteer activities or at a Field Marshall station for Emergency Treatment Authorization.
How can Regions confirm who is registered and whether or not they eSigned their application or the hand-signed application was received by Safe Haven?
The CVPA Volunteer Data Export Report!
Vol Export Data
Training and Certification is the only way to ensure the fulfillment of the AYSO vision and the protection of Volunteers and Players.
Training provides job position and standard specific training such as U-6 Coach, Intermediate Referee or Registrar training.
Certification requires competency in the assigned position (job training), Child and Volunteer Protection (Safe Haven training) and AYSO Policies and Guidelines.
Continuing Education includes training to improve skills like Principles of Play, Dispute Resolution and Problems Outside the Touchline.
Regions must have the 7 required Board Positions and the volunteers serving in these positions, must be trained and certified:
Select “Reports” >
“Vol Position Certification”
Select Discipline, Positions &
The Child Protection Acts (1993,1997) enabled screening of volunteers who work with children and mandated reporting of suspected child abuse.
Reporting is generally required when a child is:
Safe Haven’s Child and Volunteer Protection Guidelines are designed to protect children from abuse and volunteers from misunderstandings and false accusations.
AYSO requires the following Supervision:
Team Coaches are responsible for all players until they are picked up or leave the area as authorized.
Parents must not “drop” players off at fields without contact with coaches.
No child shall be left unsupervised after a game or practice.
The AYSO “Buddy” system must have at least 3 players.
AYSO does not recommend that children walk or ride a bicycle home alone. However, when allowed, the Coach should secure a release form from the parent/guardian to ensure their approval.
In order to prevent misunderstandings, physical contact with children should be:
What does it mean to be an AYSO Volunteer?
We are entrusted with the AYSO Vision and the responsibility to be role models.
Help make every game a kids zone!
Kids Zone guidelines encourage appropriate sideline behavior – key to promoting a fun, safe, family-friendly environment.
Parents and Spectators pledge to respect the tenets of Kids Zone.
Coaches, Referees, Parents and Players abide by a Code of Conduct.
Spectators agree to respect the following rules:
A new volunteer wants to coach his daughter’s team. The season is going to start next week. He hasn’t filled out a volunteer form yet. Can the Coach Administrator assign him to a team pending the receipt of his volunteer application?
Thank you for volunteering to bring a quality youth soccer program to your community and for supporting the AYSO philosophies.
Everyone Plays Balanced Teams Open Registration
Positive Coaching Good Sportsmanship
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