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Washington Youth Soccer Volunteer Background Check Process

Washington Youth Soccer Volunteer Background Check Process
Volunteers that complete the background check process after 4/1/2020 will be for Fall 20-21 season.

Hello Washington Coaches/Volunteers/Administrators,

When applying for this years background check you will be required by WYS Associations and Clubs to complete 3 Compliance Certificates, as required by Federal and State laws. There is NO financial cost to you for the Compliance Certifications.

Compliance Certifications are as follows:

  • Safe Sport (SS) expires 3/31/2021 
    Safe Sport Refresher Course (if intial course completed last year), Click HERE no access code needed
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)
  • Concussion Compliance (CC)

At the completion of each course you will be given a certificate.  Please save this certificate to your computer and upload to your account or during the background check process. If you need help uploading your certificates please call Affinity Customer Support 1-888-213-3999.

Please, click on this link for instructions to complete each certificate (will open a pdf with detailed instructions):
How to do the Back Ground Check and Required Certificates

Why do I need to complete all of the certificates?

  • These certificates are mandated by federal and state laws, along with US Soccer and USYS. Washington Youth Soccer goal is to be the top association and make soccer the preeminent sport in the USA. These extra safety precautions are a step in that direction.
  • If you do not have a current approved background check, you will not have any access to teams or administrative functions in Affinity.

If you are a parent of a minor that is going to referee (non-USSF certified) small sided games and are required to do a back ground check:

  • You must first call Affinity Customer Support at 1-888-213-3999
  • Customer Support will assist you in creating an admin account for a minor
  • The minor will need their own Affinity username and password to complete the process


Thank you for volunteering!!!

If you have any issues during this process and need further assistance please call
Affinity Customer Support:  1-888-213-3999
Business Hours: Mon - Fri 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sat - Sun 7:00am - 3:30pm

HSC Returning Coach/Volunteer Background Check

It is important to use the exact same legal name and email address in all places. Registration on the HSC Website will be done during your player registration. If you do not have a player, please register as a volunteer then as a coach for the age group in which you are coaching.

SafeSport:
Go to https://safesport.org/authentication/signin and complete the refresher course for Safesport.  Save the certificate to upload into your BGC (Background Check) in that step.

Concussion: 
Every year, each WA Youth Soccer coach/assistant coach/team manager must complete an online concussion prevention program.  Save the certificate to upload into your BGC (Background Check) in that step.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest: 
Every three years, each WA Youth Soccer coach/assistant coach/team manager must complete an online Sudden Cardiac Arrest prevention program Save the certificate to upload into your BGC (Background Check) in that step.

Washington Youth Soccer Background Check
1. Visit https://secure.sportsaffinity.com/reg/Public/registration/login.aspx?domain=wys-bgc.affinitysoccer.com&language=english&sessionguid= 
2. Login
3. Choose Play level "Background Check"
4. Enter information and Upload Safesport Certificate
5. Check all the boxes and sign
6. Submit BGC once.  You will receive and email when this step is completed

HSC NEW Coach/Volunteer Background Check

It is important to use the exact same legal name and email address in all places. Registration on the HSC Website will be done during your player registration.  If you do not have a player please create an account as a volunteer and then register for the age group in which you would like to coach.

Safe Sports Act - For NEW Coaches
Early in 2018, Congress passed the Safe Sport Authorization Act requiring specialized training for all volunteers working with young athletes nationwide. All Risk Management will expire on April 30th of each year beginning this year.  .  The online training is now ready for us to take part. All coaches, board members, and volunteers with in our organization will be required to take these courses. 

The three 30-minute training modules including Sexual Misconduct Awareness, Mandatory Reporting and Emotional and physical misconduct can be found here at the SafeSport website.

http://safesport.org/authentication/register?token=ee57337f-31f9-421d-b095-82fc8c8c4c41
Enter the Access Code: YC3E-6P5G-YYIL-CS2M

Individuals will then be asked to create an account.

The participating organization is US Soccer.

Please complete this training as soon as possible upload you certificates in your account in affinity.  If you took the course last year there is a refresher course in your account at https://safesport.org/authentication/signin.

The initial training will take approximately 2 hours in total and you can log in and out of the system as many times as necessary to complete – your progress will be saved each time. 


Concussion: 
Every year, each WA Youth Soccer coach/assistant coach/team manager must complete an online concussion prevention program.  Save the certificate to upload into your BGC (Background Check) in that step

Sudden Cardiac Arrest: 
Every three years, each WA Youth Soccer coach/assistant coach/team manager must complete an online Sudden Cardiac Arrest prevention program Save the certificate to upload into your BGC (Background Check) in that step


Washington Youth Soccer Background Check
1. Visit https://secure.sportsaffinity.com/reg/Public/registration/login.aspx?domain=wys-bgc.affinitysoccer.com&language=english&sessionguid= 
2. Create an account
3. Choose Play level "Background Check"
4. Enter information and Upload Safesport Certificate
5. Check all the boxes and sign.  
6. Submit BGC once.  You will receive and email when this step is completed. 


WYS Background Check
No coach will be allowed to start holding practice or tryouts if the Background Check (BGC) is not completed. This background check must be completed once every soccer season.  Please follow the information below and remember to enter your legal name the same way in all Web sites. An email will be sent at the time that is good to start this.

For WA Youth Soccer Volunteers: http://wys-bgc.affinitysoccer.com/ 
For New Coaches: RMA Registration 

1.        Choose registration
2.        Create an account  
3.        Follow the directions to register as a coach/volunteer
4.        Please choose Highline Soccer Club as the club which you will affiliate with
5.        Finish the registration process
6.        You will receive an email when this step has been completed

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