Policies, Reporting, and Training
REPORT A VIOLATION
1) Report to either US Soccer or the US Center for SafeSport
US Soccer- https://www.ussoccer.com/report-a-concern
2) Mandatory reporting obligation to local law enforcement. (Wording from US Soccer is below.)
Report facts to law enforcement giving them a reason to suspect child abuse within 24 hours of becoming aware of the facts yourself.
MANDATORY REPORTING OBLIGATION UNDER FEDERAL LAW
Please be aware that under the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and SafeSport Authorization Act of 2017, adults who work in youth sports that compete across state lines and/or internationally are “mandatory reporters” who have an obligation to report to law enforcement facts giving them a reason to suspect child abuse within 24 hours of becoming aware of the facts. Reporting to U.S. Soccer will not fulfill your obligation under federal law—you must still report to law enforcement. That said, we nonetheless encourage you to report to U.S. Soccer any conduct that could violate U.S. Soccer policy so that we may have the opportunity to address the issue separate and apart from law enforcement. Please see www.safesoccer.com for more information regarding our prohibited conduct policy.
Please email us for the SafeSport Training link reserved for our Members.