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FC Certification and Safety


SafeSport training is a requirement of the USOPC for anyone involved in youth sports. This training is provided by the U.S. Center for SafeSport and requires yearly refreshers. This training is not required for any individual under the age of 18.

As part of NYSWYSA Risk Management compliance, Gates Youth Soccer staff are required to complete the following requirements for certification:

  • Create a GotSport user account
  • Complete SafeSport training certification
  • Complete a background screening application
  • Introduction to Safe and Healthy Playing Environments

In order to complete the requirement for  "Introduction to Safe and Healthy Playing Environments" you should create an account at the US Soccer Learning Center. Your account email for this should be a personal email account belonging only to the person registering with it. 

Please be prepared to commit to at least 90 minutes of online SafeSport training videos and the accompanying quizzes. You may choose to pause and return to the training later, however once you begin the training, you must complete within a specified period. Once you create an account you are solely responsible for maintaining your personal account credentials to access the system. We have no access to recover lost passwords and locked accounts.

The Risk Management FAQ will guide you through the steps required to complete this important process. Please contact the us at if you have specific questions about this requirement.


U.S. Soccer Learning Center

INTRODUCTION TO SAFE AND HEALTHY PLAYING ENVIRONMENTS - includes concussion and life saving review