Volunteers are the lifeblood of AYSO. To ensure the safety of both children and volunteers, each volunteer is required to take a short online training session called Safe Haven™. It focuses on safety and appropriate behavior with children as well as first aid and other on-field issues. Agreeing to a background check is also required for each volunteer, annually.
Becoming Safe Haven™ certified may take a few minutes of your time, but AYSO families know their children’s safety is worth it. Safe Haven™ is both a child and volunteer protection program. It was the first of its kind in youth sports.
For that reason, we require all Team Managers (as well as Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Referees, & Practice Chaperones) to take Safe Haven training and recommend it to everyone else in our region. We should all be cognizant of procedures that will help ensure the safety of our children.
To become a team manager, go to our Volunteering tab and click on View steps/links to complete adult volunteer registration.