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CORI/SORI Policies and Procedures:

Effective August 14, 2015 a new Adult Registration and CORI registration procedure was implemented and on June 1, 2017 the Adult Registration and CORI Request processes were merged. 

  • Adults must be a member of an affiliated organization, complete the Mass Youth Soccer Adult/CORI Registration process and be CORI Approved in order to participate in any Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association activities.

Who must complete a CORI/SORI request?

Every adult associated with all organizations who may have the opportunity to have direct and unmonitored access to children is required by state law to complete the CORI certification process. (Massachusetts CORI Reform - Chapter 385 of the Acts of 2002).  

The first step of the process will be for all adults to properly register with Mass Youth Soccer using the Adult Registration process.

All participating adults (persons age 18 and older). 
Every adult member of all organizations affiliated with Massachusetts Youth Soccer of which Scituate Soccer Club is one must complete the Adult Registration process and be CORI and National Background Check Approved, State and National Sex Offender Registry Search Cleared.
Link to a more detailed list  https://www.mayouthsoccer.org/assets/61/6/who_must_complete_an_adult_registration_v2.pdf


This includes, but is not limited to:
• Coaches (all types)
• Team Managers, including designated team parents assigned team management responsibilities
• Board members (Officers, Directors, Administrators, Committee Chairs, Appointees, etc.)
• Referees (Note: All USSF Referees will complete their CORI registration through MSRC).              
• Trainers (Permanent or Temporary)
• Volunteers
• Organization Employees
• Concession Workers
• Tournament Organizers, Employees, Volunteers
• And, any other persons age 18 or older who may have the opportunity to have direct and unmonitored access to children.


Adult Registration & Risk Management Submission Process:

Registration Information

Soccer registration will take place using the Stack Sports U.S. Soccer Connect Member Management System.

  • Stack Sports/U.S. Soccer Connect has provided your League, Town or Club with a dedicated registration website; http://scituate.mayouthsoccerconnect.org/home.php
  • All participating adult members must register annually; the help guide on How to Complete your Adult Registration can also be found on the right-hand side of this webpage, please read prior to registering.

New – Risk Management Requirements beginning Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 soccer year

Due to the SafeSport Act and the implementation of new required Policies and Procedures from U.S. Soccer, all Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association adult members and member organization’s adult members must meet the Risk Management requirements below; this will be monitored in U.S. Soccer Connect prior to the adult receiving their required Mass Youth Soccer Adult Credential.

  • CORI Check Approved.
  • National Background Check (NBG) Cleared; the NBG status also includes the State and National Sex Offender Searches.
  • SafeSport Abuse Prevention Training Approved. Initial SafeSport Course (approximately 2 hours to complete), then; an Annual Refresher Course (approximately 30 minutes to complete) for each year the adult participates. Please use the link that is emailed to you or available in your U.S. Soccer Connect Adult Registration account to take the Abuse Prevention training; this way the system will automatically mark you as Approved.
  • Concussion Training Approved, The Center for Disease Control training is the only Mass Youth Soccer approved method. A link to the Center for Disease Control training will be emailed to you and provided to you in your Adult Registration account. You will need to upload this certificate for approval.
  • Approval length of time for a credential after completing requirements is typically 1 week. 

*You will receive both training links mentioned above once your organizations Administrator marks you as a confirmed participant.

Important Notes for Adult Registration

  • Use your full legal first, last and middle name (no shortened version) when completing your adult registration.
  • Please make note of your Username and Password as registration is required annually and they are needed to access your account.
  • IMPORTANT: The Email Address entered on the Registration form is used to manage account registration(s) (all registrations, adult and player) information, it also links to the Digital Coaching Center (DCC) and SafeSport Auto-Approval.
    • If you do not use the same email address for all family member registrations, the system will create a duplicate account.
    • If you do not use the same email address that was used to create your DCC account that holds your coaching license information, it will not show in your account.
    • If you do not complete your SafeSport Abuse Prevention Training using the link in your account that has your email address, you will not be auto approved
  • You are required to upload a head shot photo (similar to a passport photo) during the Adult Registration process. A clear headshot (ie. no sunglasses, hats, or any other items that may obscure your head & face)
  • Make sure to have a photo available on the system (computer, phone, tablet, pad) you are using to register.
  • If you belong to more than one organization, you must register online with each one; the information on your Adult Registration form will auto-fill when you login to complete your second Adult Registration.
  • Club & League Connect: [email protected]
  • Team Connect: [email protected]
  • Support Phone: 866-892-0777
    Press 2 for support and press 1 for association, club and league, or team connect support.

Safety Policies that must be reviewed by ALL adult participants are listed below:

  • Mass Youth Soccer Athlete and Participant Safety Policy – Known as Mass Safe Soccer; this includes Abuse Prevention mandatory reporting information.
  • KidSafe Policy
  • Weather Policy
  • Goal Safety Information
  • US Soccer Recognize to Recover


CORI Appeals Process:

If you receive an unfavorable response to your CORI background check, and were denied, terminated, or suspended, you have the right to appeal that finding. Here is a summary of the appeals process. For the complete appeals guidelines, see our Policies, Procedures, and Regulations Handbook, Section 3 

You must submit a written request for appeal to the Executive Director within 10 days of the postmark date of the notice of denial, termination, or suspension (or within 10 days of receipt if the notice was hand-delivered). If you do not appeal within 10 days, the decision will stand.

Once an appeal has been requested, the Executive Director will arrange a hearing within 14 days, or as soon as possible. The hearing will take place no more than 60 days after the request was made, unless both parties agree in writing.

You will have the right to a confidential, 60-minute hearing. If the hearing panel upholds the decision to disqualify your participation in Massachusetts Youth Soccer, and its affiliated organizations, you have the right to appeal that decision to the US Soccer National Appeals Committee.

You can submit a request for an appeal to:

Executive Director, Massachusetts Youth Soccer
512 Old Union Turnpike
Lancaster, MA 01523

 

For more information on the CORI program and process, email [email protected]

 

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