Risk Management for NYSW Coaches

Risk Management / Background Check Requirement:

Before going any further, please be sure you have a valid risk management (RM) pass from NYSWYSA or any US Youth Soccer state association (I.E. ENY, EPA, PAW, etc.). 
Coaches will “NOT” be permitted into a NYSWYSA coaching course without a valid background check administered through a USYS state association risk management process.

The NYSWYSA risk management process includes a background check (Typically 3-5 days for approval), SafeSport Training (2.5 Hours for Core Training or 15-20 mins for Refresher – Dependent on previous completion) and Intro to Safety (15-20 mins).  Make sure to take these timeframes into consideration when registering for the course. 

  • If you are currently coaching with a NYSW club, please contact your club registrar or risk management coordinator to obtain instructions on applying for your RM pass. 
  • If you are not currently coaching with a NYSW club, please email office@nyswysa.org and request instructions to apply for an RM pass.  Include details regarding the course you are registering for. The RM registration link and user instructions will be provided upon request.

We highly recommend that candidates obtain a valid risk management pass prior to registering for a course. While candidates will not be prevented from registering for a course without risk management clearance, they will be placed on a waiting list. Waitlisted candidates are not guaranteed a place in the course until proof of clearance is provided. Courses will be closed out once the maximum class limit has been reached. Candidates with risk management clearance take precedent over waitlisted candidates. (I.E. It is possible for a wait listed candidate whose risk management status is pending to be closed out of a course while they are waiting for clearance).