Risk Management

Soccer Year Fall 2020 – Spring 2021

Coaches and staff members,

All US Club Soccer staff members must now complete SafeSport [Core, Refresher 1 or Refresher 2] annually. If you currently hold a membership with 7/31/2021 expiration date you must complete your next SafeSport training and upload the certificate per instructions below under SafeSport

All staff whose membership expires 7/31/2020 or are new need to complete the background screening, SafeSport Training and Sideline Sports Doc (both online Training programs mandated by US Club and replacing the Concussion quiz).  To find out if your background check has expired, check with your club registrar.  


One is registered with US Club Soccer when the following requirements are completed and current (pursuant to the Staff Eligibility Timeframes):

  • Membership/registration purchase (Usually completed by the club/organization’s registrar on behalf of the individual being registered)
  • Background screening
  • SafeSport training
  • Sideline Sports Doc (SSD) training
  • Disqualification/suspension verification (Verified internally by US Club Soccer staff; no action is needed by the person being registered).

Click here to review Who Must Register?

Below are the instructions to complete the process.  You will not be allowed to coach, obtain a pass, or be on the roster without completing and passing the above noted requirements.  

Instructions for US Club Soccer Staff Registration

Firstly, go to this link Sideline Sports Doc Training Program to complete and pay via credit card ($5) the Training Program (Sideline Sports Doc).  After 100% completion, you will be e-mailed a certificate.  Save the certificate to your computer and upload to this link: Sideline Sports Doc Training Verification Form.

Secondly, Please send an email to safesport@usclubsoccer.org to receive an auto-reply email with the link, U.S. Soccer access code, and instructions to take the required SafeSport online training course. (The U.S. Center for SafeSport and U.S. Soccer will not allow the code to be posted publicly.) After 100% completion save the certificate to your computer and upload to this link: SafeSport Training Verification Form.

Thirdly, go to this link US Club Soccer Background Screening Application to complete and pay via credit card ($18) the background screening. 

  1. WYSL is not linked via API for background screening or trainings. You must choose “WYSL – Westchester Youth Soccer League” as your “Club” (at bottom of the Club pulldown menu).  DO NOT TYPE IN ANYTHING.  (If you do, you will not be credited.) US Club Soccer Administration will be reviewing the certificates uploaded and advise the league if incorrect certificate(s) were uploaded. 
  2. Watch your e-mails in case the background provider needs to contact you regarding any questions they may have.
  3. You will receive a confirmation when the screening has been completed.  No need to forward.
  4. Ask your club registrar if you have any questions.  They can tell you if you have been marked “eligible” or not.  This process can take up to ten days.  You do not need to contact the League.  This background check will be good for any affiliated US Club league/club for up to 2 years.

Note: COVID-19-related court closures may cause delays with some background screening results. Please check this NCSI web page for more information and a list of affected courts.

Should you experience an issue with the clickable links above you may copy paste the URL’s below into your browser:

Sideline Sports Doc Training: http://usclubsoccer.sidelinesportsdoc.com/

Sideline Sports Doc Training Verification Form [upload certificate]: https://usclub.sportngin.com/register/form/084352915 

Email for SafeSport Instructions: safesport@usclubsoccer.org

SafeSport Training Verification Form [upload certificate]: https://usclub.sportngin.com/register/form/147080226 

US Club Soccer Background Screening Application: https://usclub.sportngin.com/register/form/317485477

US Club Soccer Staff Registrationhttps://www.usclubsoccer.org/staff-registration

Eligibility Timeframes: https://www.usclubsoccer.org/staff-eligibility-timeframes

Who Must Register: https://www.usclubsoccer.org/staff-registration-who-must-register

NCSI web page for COVID-19 related court closures:  https://solutions.ncsisafe.com/covid19-court-closures