Effective July 1, 2014, AYSO is required by statute SB 358 to background check all coaches, assistant coaches and referees for programs in the state of Florida.
After allowing time for Regions to confirm their registered volunteer base, Safe Haven has submitted volunteers holding team coach, assistant coach and referee positions as of January 28, 2015 to FDLE for the additional required background check at a cost of $26. Invoices to cover these expenses will be posted to your Region’s account in eAYSO shortly. As individuals are registered and assigned these positions, the required background check will be run and invoiced accordingly.
AYSO will continue to work with members of the Legal Commission and with other national youth serving organizations to lobby for background checking standards that are best practices for providing for the safety of our children, volunteers and programs.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Safe Haven department.