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Grand Island Soccer Club - Youth Protection

Youth Protection, Otherwise Known As Risk Management, Exists To Protect The Players, Volunteer Coaches, The Administration, And The Organization


WHAT IS YOUTH PROTECTION / RISK MANAGEMENT?

The Grand Island Soccer Club's Risk Management program is modeled after the US Youth Soccer KIDSAFE program and monitored by the New York State West Youth Soccer Association (NYSWYSA).

 

Risk Management is a program designed to promote the welfare of youth players and to protect volunteer coaches, program administrators and the organization.

 

Grand Island Soccer Club and NYSWYSA will make every reasonable effort through its Risk Management program to exclude from program responsibilities (not to be confused with parental responsibilities affecting their own child) any adult with a legally documented history of child molestation or other record that would bring an unnecessary risk to the health and safety of the program's participants.

 

Parents should expect that participation in youth sports will help their children develop emotionally, socially and physically. These benefits occasionally are overshadowed by the damaging behavior of adults. Our Risk Management program is designed to eliminate this kind of damaging behavior.

 

All inappropriate adult actions should be reported to GISC Risk Management and the GISC Board Of Directors. The reports are confidential. The adult actions in question will be taken seriously.

 

In most instances of child exploitation, parents hesitate to act. Too often parents second guess themselves or fear that speaking up will have a negative impact on their child's participation. But sideline suspicions and gossip are destructive and do not address the issue. Parents must speak up when they have concerns.

RISK MANAGEMENT FORM - APPLICABLE TO ALL COACHES

All Grand Island Soccer Club Coaches (Travel & House) are required to complete the online application - it takes approximately 15 minutes. Information on this is sent to coaches as needed.

 


REMEMBER:
No Program, Rule or Policy can replace a proactive parent!


HELPFUL LINKS

The link Managing The Ultimate Risk opens an informative brochure designed to help parents, coaches and club administrators think through and manage the risk of sexual exploitation of children, thereby minimizing risk and maximizing the benefits of youth sports. All involved with Grand Island Soccer Club are encouraged to open the link and read its contents.

WHO DO I CONTACT WITH RISK MANAGEMENT QUESTIONS?

For any questions about GISC Risk Management please contact Grand Island Soccer Club Personnel.


For More Information About Grand Island Soccer Contact The President at president@gisoccerclub.org