October 14, 2020
Dear Member Organization Presidents and Delegates:
As a reminder, you and your respective Adult Members (aka Covered Adults) should be aware of MSYSA’s Athlete and Participant Safety Program. The program was adopted in early 2019 to effect compliance on or before September 1, 2019.
Part of the overall program includes a requirement that ALL Adult Members complete the “Core SafeSport Training.” As of September 1, 2019, ALL Adult Members must be “SafeSport Trained.” Additionally, ALL Adult Members are required to apply for Risk Management (RM) clearance each year by using MSYSA’s Risk Management system. All Adult Members must obtain RM clearance and also complete the Core SafeSport Training by the earlier of 1) prior to regular contact with a Minor Participant; or 2) within the first 45 days of the Covered Adult taking on the role giving them access to Minor Participants.
Upon completion of the Core SafeSport Training, an individual will be issued a “SafeSport Trained” certificate (which is considered valid for one year). SafeSport Refresher course(s) also become available on the SafeSport.org training platform in order for Covered Adults to maintain their SafeSport Certification in subsequent years. Updated instructions for accessing the Core SafeSport Training and/or SafeSport Refresher Training(s) are available on our website here.
Although multiple “Refresher” courses may become available over time (e.g., “Refresher 1” and “Refresher 2”), only one Refresher course should be completed each year. Each Refresher certificate is also considered to be valid for one year, and will take 15-30 minutes to complete. Note: A new “Refresher 3” course was recently released by the U.S. Center for SafeSport, and will be available to users on their SafeSport.org account going forward, as applicable.
Should you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the MSYSA State Office.