U.S. Soccer has developed the Safe Soccer Framework as a foundation from which all participants in the soccer community, be they athletes, coaches,
referees, administrators or volunteers, play an active role in creating an environment free from emotional, physical or sexual abuse. The Safe
Soccer Framework is a comprehensive program of policies and process, screening, education and training, reporting, monitoring and enforcement
designed to help participants detect and report abuse, respond to it, and prevent future occurrences. This Framework applies to U.S. Soccer
national level programs. Please refer to the U.S. Soccer website's Safe Soccer site for full details on this program.
TSSAS has put together several documents from that website as reference points for member leagues.
U.S. Soccer Athletic and Participant Saftey Policy - Standards for Organization Members
U.S. Soccer Athlete and Participant Safety Policy (252 KB)
Q&A Document Responding to Affiliated League Questions Regarding the Safe Sports Requirements and Implementation
Safe Soccer Q&A Document Regarding Requirements and Implemenation (76 KB)