U.S. CENTER FOR SAFESPORT MISSION

"Our mission is to make athlete well-being the centerpiece of our nation's sport culture. All athletes deserve to participate in sports free from bullying, hazing, sexual misconduct or any form of emotional or physical abuse."

The Development Academy believes in this mission and provides educational support to all participants of the DA. To ensure player safety, all Academy staff and players 18 years and older are required to complete the SafeSport Training.

All Academy staff, coaches and players can complete the training at no cost. Ask your Club Administrator for the access code to get the training for free.

Learn more and complete your training today.

U.S. CENTER FOR SAFESPORT

 
COACH TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

All coaches must be Safesport Trained certified in order to be approved to coach in the Development Academy. Contact the Club administrator to receive the access code to complete your SafeSport training. Once you have completed the training, you will receive a "SafeSport Trained" certificate. Email this certificate to your Club's administror and it will be uploaded to the Safety Certificate section in the profile in Team Connect. DA staff will review the document for coach approval.

Existing coaches (who were registered in the DA during the 2018-19 season prior to June 30th) must complete the 30 minute SafeSport Refresher Course prior to the start of each DA season by August 31st. The Refresher certificate will be uploaded to the Abuse Prevention Certificate section in the profile in Team Connect. DA staff will review the document for coach approval.

SafeSport Training

 
PLAYER TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

All players who are 18 years old must complete the SafeSport training prior to being approved to participate in the DA. Any player who has his/her 18th birthday during the Academy season must complete the training before continuing their participation in the Academy. Any minor who wants to complete the training before their 18th birthday must submit a signed parent consent form.

SafeSport Trained certificates are valid for one season. Once the core training has been completed, a refresher course must be completed for the following season. Once the refresher course is completed, email your certificate to the Club's administrator to complete the player approval process.

SafeSport Training

PLAYER APPROVAL

Contact the Club administrator to receive the access code to complete your SafeSport training. Once you have completed the training, you will receive a "SafeSport Trained" certificate. Email this certificate to your Club's administror and it will be uploaded to your profile in Team Connect. DA staff will review the document for player approval.

PARENT/GUARDIAN CONSENT FORM

Any player under the age of 18 who would like to complete the SafeSport training must first submit a signed parent/guardian consent form. Email the completed form to both the Development Academy and the Club administrator. Once received, the administrator will share the access code to complete the training.

Parental Consent for SafeSport Training