Safe Soccer

What is safe soccer?

Ohio Soccer Association is focused on creating a safe playing environment for all youth soccer players in Ohio. One of our roles is to educate our member leagues and clubs on their compliance responsibilities, and to provide league/club staff, coaches, parents and athletes the means by which to fulfill their legal requirements.

To make this simple to understand, we have broken the requirements down into four ‘pillars’ that we term ‘Safe Soccer’ (formerly: risk or risk management). These pillars apply to all, regardless of recreational or competitive affiliation.

REQUIREMENTCOMPLETED BY
Background CheckCoaches, trainers, league/club staff, board members
Lindsay’s LawPlayers/parents, coaches
Concussions (Return to Play)Players/parents, coaches
SafeSportCoaches, trainers, league/club staff, board members

In order to complete the Safe Soccer requirements, please reach out to your league or club for information. Coaches or other OSA defined “Adult Participants” may visit this page for step-by-step instructions.

Ohio Soccer Association provides the ability for its member leagues or clubs to be fully compliant in all Safe Soccer requirements through our partner platforms; Demosphere (players) and Player’s Health (coaches).

ANNUAL REQUIREMENTS: SAFESPORT TRAINING & LINDSAY’S LAW
Completion DateValid Through
June 15, 2021 – May 31, 2022July 31, 2022
June 15, 2022 – May 31, 2023July 31, 2023
BIENNIAL REQUIREMENTS: BACKGROUND CHECKS & CONCUSSION TRAINING
Completion DateValid Through
June 15, 2021 – May 31, 2022July 31, 2023
June 15, 2022 – May 31, 2023July 31, 2024
Find out more about our background screening partner and how to submit one.
Find out more about this State of Ohio law and what is required.
Find our more about Ohio’s Return to Play law and what is required.
Find out more about this Federal law and what is required.
Click here to report abuse.
Ohio Soccer Association's Safe Soccer Policy