NCYSA Contact: Rachel Jones or Dottie Worsham
Risk management ensures that your child participates in a safe environment while playing soccer with an association. Risk management encompasses numerous areas including background checks for all personnel and provisions for field safety including goal safety.
All board members, coaches, team managers, and other club officials must be registered with NCYSA risk management. All associations must get a copy of the person's driver license in order to process risk management. The person's full name and birth date must be visible. For security reasons the license number may be blacked out of the copy.
The exact date may vary from year to year and needs to be updated annually.
February 1st - Returning coaches spring registration deadline
March 1st - New coaches spring registration deadline
March 30th - Last day to submit background checks for previous season
April 1st - New season database is available; Association board member begin to register
August 1st - Returning coaches fall registration deadline
September 1st - New coaches fall registration deadline
Risk management is a continuous process and can be done throughout the year.
Strategies to get coaches to complete risk management:
- Email all coaches once they have agreed to coach including the link in the email to the risk management site
- Have a computer at the preseason coaches meeting, so that coaches can register online right there.
- Refuse to distribute equipment or rosters until all team coaches have completed risk management
It is a good idea to remind coaches that the name that appears on their driver's license is the name that must be used for risk management.
What to do if a coach is denied for risk management?
There are several procedures in place that deal with someone getting denied. The Risk Management Manual explains this procedures beginning on page 8.