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RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM - POLICY STATEMENT
 
 
 
Purpose:
Ensure compliance with the United States Youth Soccer Association, Bylaw 214.STATE ASSOCIATION RESPONSIBILITIES, Section 2.
 
Mission:
Ensure a safe environment for members of ASA.
 
Goals:
100% disclosure form submittal
100% criminal background check
 
1. General Requirements
 
a. Communicate the ASA Risk Management policies to all clubs and leagues.
 
b. Any person participating in a ASA sanctioned program who becomes involved as a defendant in litigation detrimental to the welfare of youth players or litigation based on activities detrimental to the welfare of youth players, shall be suspended from all ASA activities until completion of the litigation. (What is detrimental to the welfare of youth players shall bedetermined by the ASA Program Managers)
 
c. The requirement to meet the of the ASA Risk Management Program standards is determined by ASA. (ASA understands that programs or events may require persons to fill positions that require contact with youth players and that these positions may not meet the strict definition of coachor administrator)
 
d. ASA reserves the right to require fingerprinting before or during their participation in the Arizona Soccer Association soccer program.
 
e. Record storage will be under lock and key and only accessible to the Risk Management Program members and his or her duly appointed alternate.
 
f. Since criminal histories are a matter of public record, Arizona Soccer Association cannot guarantee that no other person and/or entity will discover the circumstances of a denial, suspension or revocation.
 
g. Any allegation received by ASA of child abuse will be immediately submitted to the appropriate civil authorities.
 
2. Disclosure
 
a. All persons required to participate in the ASA RMP must fill out an employment/volunteer disclosure statement.
 
b. Filling out the disclosure statement gives ASA the permission to perform a criminal history check.
 
c. Disclosure statements are good until the beginning of the ASA season year (September 1), thus the disclosure form is good for one seasonal year.
 
d. The Disclosure Forms shall be used only for the purpose of registering, denying, suspending and revocation of privileges. Information may be used in the hearing process for the denial, suspension or revocation of privileges by the Risk Management Program Manager(s) and any committees deemed necessary for the implementation and monitoring of the ASA RMP.
 
e. Disclosure Forms and any supporting documents will be filed at the Arizona Soccer Association office. Any record may be reproduced for use during a hearing and/or appeal of denial, suspension or revocation as needed. Any record reproduced for such use will be collected and destroyed at the conclusion of the hearing and/or appeal.
 
3. RMP Process
 
a. The Disclosure Form and privileges may be reviewed and granted by the following ASA positions:
i. President ASA
ii. Registrar ASA
iii. Designated BOD Member ASA
 
b. RMP Status:
i. Condition Alpha (CA) – No incidents of concern are noted on the Disclosure Form / no incidents of concern have been noted on the background check. This person is approved for unrestricted participation in all ASA programs / events. ASA pass may be issued as soon as possible
ii. Condition Bravo (CB) – some incidents of concern are noted on the Disclosure Form / some incidents of concern have been noted on the background check. This person is approved with restrictions for participation in all ASA programs / events. ASA pass can be issued when person has agreed to the restrictions.
iii. Condition Charlie (CC) – notable incidents of concern are evident on the Disclosure Form / notable incidents of concern are evident on the background check. This person is not approved for participation in any ASA program / event. Person will be notified by with 30 days by mail of any restrictions, including copies of the Disclosure Form and /or Background Check.
 
c. Notable events of concern includes, but is not limited to, any previous violations having to do with child abuse, or any incident or accumulation of incidents that may be detrimental to the welfare of youth participating in ASA programs / events.
 
d. Any person suspended will NOT receive an ASA pass, if the person chooses to participate under another organization outside of ASA – the suspension is still in effect if that person chooses to attempt to participate in any ASA program / event.
 
e. Refusal to submit a Disclosure Form shall result in automatic suspension.
 
f. Failure to disclose a felony, crime of violence, crime against a person or any other offense that could be deemed detrimental to the welfare of youth players shall result in probation or suspension.
 
g. All RMP statuses will be noted in a data based posted on the ASA website for information purposes by clubs and leagues.
 
h. Any person participating in a ASA program who becomes involved as a defendant in litigation detrimental to the welfare of youth players or litigation based on activities detrimental to the welfare of youth players, shall be suspended from all ASA activities until completion of the litigation. Matters detrimental to the welfare of youth players shall determined by ASA.
 
4. Risk Management Hearing
 
a. The ASA pass will not be issued until the hearing process is completed. Person will be notified by with 30 days by mail of any restrictions, including copies of the Disclosure Form and /or Background Check.
 
b. Any person having a restriction or suspension levied against them by the ASA Risk Management Program may request a Risk Management Hearing.
 
c. The request for hearing must be submitted in writing to the State Office.
 
d. A hearing will be held within 30 days of receipt of the request and chaired by at least one of the reviewers named in this policy.
 
e. Person requesting hearing must agree that other parties outside of the Risk Management Program will be allowed to review the Disclosure for and / or Background check in question for purposes of the hearing.
 
f. If the person receiving the restriction or suspension is not satisfied with the outcome of the Risk Management hearing they my appeal to ASA using the current ASA bylaws and policies to request the appeal.
 
 
Minimum Risk Management Requirements for Clubs/Leagues
 
1. General Requirements
 
a. Clubs and/or Leagues have the right to be more restrictive in their Risk Management policy for disqualifications, but may not be less restrictive. If a Club/League decides to conduct their own RM program, the following guidelines must be followed:
i. Standards for disqualification must be made available to all potential employees/administrators/coaches/assistant coaches.
ii. Background checks will be paid for by the Club/League and performed by a source approved by the ASA Risk Manager and/or the ASA President.
iii. After background checks have been run, all disclosure forms will be turned over to ASA for storage. ADMINISTRATIVE PASSES WILL NOT BE RELEASED UNTIL SUCH FORMS ARE ON FILE.
 
b. ASA reserves the right to run its own background check in addition to any background checks run by a Club/League.
 
c. Communicate the Club/League Risk Management policies to all Club/League members.
 
d. Any person participating in a Club/League sanctioned program who becomes involved as a defendant in litigation detrimental to the welfare of youth players or litigation based on activities detrimental to the welfare of youth players, shall be reported to ASA as soon as possible.
 
e. The requirement to meet the of the Club/League Risk Management Program standards is determined by the Club/League.
 
f. The Club/League reserves the right to require fingerprinting before or during their participation in the Club/League programs.
 
g. Record storage will be under lock and key and only accessible to the Club/League Risk Management Program members
and the duly appointed alternate.
 
h. Since criminal histories are a matter of public record, the Club/League cannot guarantee that no other person/entity will discover the circumstances of a denial, suspension or revocation.i. Any allegation received by a Club/League of child abuse will be immediately submitted to the appropriate civil authorities, and then reported to ASA as soon as possible.
 
2. Disclosure
 
a. All persons required to participate in the Club/League RMP must fill out an employment/volunteer disclosure statement.
 
b. Filling out the disclosure statement gives Club/League the permission to perform a criminal history check.
 
c. Disclosure statements are good until the beginning of the ASA season year (September 1), thus the disclosure form is good for one seasonal year.
d. The Disclosure Forms shall be used only for the purpose of registering, denying, suspending and revocation of privileges. Information may be used in the hearing process for the denial, suspension or revocation of privileges by the Risk Management Program Manager(s) and any committees deemed necessary for the implementation and monitoring of the Club/League RMP.
 
e. Disclosure Forms and any supporting documents will be sent to the the Arizona Soccer Association office. Any record may be reproduced for use during a hearing and/or appeal of denial, suspension or revocation as needed. Any record reproduced for such use will be collected and destroyed at the conclusion of the hearing and/or appeal.
 
3. RMP Process
 
a. The Disclosure Form and privileges may be reviewed and granted by the following Club/League positions:
i. President Club/League
ii. Club/League RMP Manager
iii. Designated Club/League Alternate
 
b. RMP Status:
i. Condition Alpha (CA) - No incidents of concern are noted on the Disclosure Form / no incidents of concern have been noted on the background check. This person is approved for unrestricted participation in all Club/League programs / events. ASA pass may be issued as soon as possible
ii. Condition Bravo -  Some incidents of concern are noted on the Disclosure Form / some incidents of concern have been noted on the background check. This person is approved with restrictions for participation in all Club/League programs / events. ASA pass can be issued when person has agreed to the restrictions,
iii. Condition Charlie (CC) - Notable incidents of concern are evident on the Disclosure Form / notable incidents of concern are evident on the background check. This person is not approved for participation in any Club/League program / event. Person will be notified by with 30 days by mail of any restrictions, including copies of the Disclosure Form and /or Background Check.
 
c. Notable events of concern includes, but is not limited to, any previous violations having to do with child abuse, or any incident or accumulation of incidents that may be detrimental to the welfare of youth participating in Club/League programs / events.
 
d. Any person suspended will NOT receive an ASA pass.
 
e. Refusal to submit a Disclosure Form shall result in automatic suspension.
 
f. Failure to disclose a felony, crime of violence, crime against a person or any other offense that could be deemed detrimental to the welfare of youth players shall result in probation or suspension.
 
4. Club/League Risk Management Hearing
 
g. The ASA pass will not be issued until the hearing process is completed. Person will be notified by with 30 days by mail of any restrictions, including copies of the Disclosure Form and /or Background Check.
 
h. Any person having a restriction or suspension levied against them by the Club/League Risk Management Program may request a Club/League Risk Management Hearing.
 
i. The request for hearing must be submitted in writing to the Club/League Risk Management Manager.
 
j. A hearing will be held within 30 days of receipt of the request and chaired by at least one of the reviewers named in this policy.
 

 

k. Person requesting hearing must agree that other parties outside of the Club/League Risk Management Program will be allowed to review the Disclosure for and / or Background check in question for purposes of the hearing.
 
l. If the person receiving the restriction or suspension is not satisfied with the outcome of the Club/League Risk Management hearing they may appeal to ASA using the current ASA bylaws and policies to request the appeal.
 
 
 
 
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