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Coach Instructions for Background Check, SafeSport, and Concussion Protocol



New as of July 14th, 2020, IYSA has transitioned its background check and coach certifications from SportsConnect to Player’s Health.


IYSA’s online background search management company is JDP via the Player’s Health platform. The IYSA must collect certain personal information including, but not limited to, first and last name, date of birth, home address, email address, and your social security number. If the search reveals a criminal history record and the IYSA cannot determine if the criminal history record belongs to you, the IYSA will order a name and address history which is done by using your social security number. The social security number is truncated when entered on the application. In addition to your social security number, this second step may require additional identifying information including a valid photo id or other documents to help us confirm or eliminate a criminal record match.


For returning coaches, IYSA has migrated your SafeSport certification to Player’s Health and you will only be responsible for taking the SafeSport refresher this year. They have also shortened the Concussion Protocol training and made this available through the Player’s Health portal as well. MAKE SURE YOU USE THE SAME EMAIL ADDRESS THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY USED TO SIGN UP FOR SAFESPORT!


For all new coaches, you will be able to set up a new account through Player’s Health and complete all necessary requirements through one website.


Here are the steps to set up and complete all requirements through the Player’s Health website:

1. Go to IYSA Soccer Club (

2. Under “coaches” tab, click on “Background Check”

3. Scroll to bottom and click on link to start background screening process.

4. Will take you to SportsEngine website to complete SafeSport, Concussion, and Background Check process.

to SportsEngine.  
If you've never used SportEngine, create an account.
If you now seem lost, go back to Step 1.

If you've done this recently, you may notice your Membership status is still good till 2022.

When you get to this screen, press View Membership

You will need to "Start Core Training" First

 Once you've completed training, come back and "Complete Screening"


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