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Safe Haven Course

Introducing the New AYSO Safe Haven Course - One Size Fits All

After years of confusion over who had to take what, a new, universal Safe Haven course has been developed. The new AYSO's Safe Haven course will now take the place of the Safe Haven for Coaches, Safe Haven for Referees and B.A.S.I.C. courses for child and volunteer protection training of all new volunteers. Volunteers that have already completed Safe Haven training will remain certified.

The goal of AYSO's Safe Haven course is to create a universal understanding of the steps necessary to create a "safe haven" for all AYSO participants and of their roles in fostering a safe, fair, fun and family environment for children to experience AYSO soccer.

The course covers AYSO's vision and philosophies, volunteer requirements for child and volunteer protection, key objectives for promoting safety and injury prevention and the values and behaviors necessary to create a positive soccer experience for all AYSO children.

The lesson plan and the presentation are now being introduced to the membership. The course will be available starting July 1 for live, in-person instruction, through webinars and on AYSO's online training site.

Online AYSO Training