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Silver Lake Soccer is committed to ensuring its soccer programs follow the guidelines for safety and abuse protection from the US Center for SafeSport and USSF Safe Soccer Framework. The Rources linked on the right side of this page provide detailed infomration about how all of us: Organizations, Coaches, Volunteers, Parents, Referees, and Athletes play a role in keeping soccer safe for our players.

Our role includes protecting players from the following types of abuse as defined in the SafeSport Act: Bullying, Harassment, Hazing, Emotional Misconduct, Physical Misconduct, Sexual Misconduct, including Child Sexual Abuse.

If you see something...say something. Please report concerns to at least any two Silver Lake Soccer Club Administrators (listed in the Board of Directors tab) as soon as possible. Suspicion of Child Sexual Abuse should be reported to the police immediately as well.

Silver Lake Soccer Club's participants (players and volunteers) do not directly register with US Soccer and therefore do not fall under the direct jurisdiction of that program's NGB (National Governing Body) as defined in the SafeSport Act. However our parent Associations including North County Youth Soccer Association, Washington Youth Soccer, and US Youth Soccer are all members of US Soccer and therefore must participate in the guidelines set forth in the SafeSport Act.

All volunteers that register with Silver Lake Soccer Club are required to submit and pass a nationally recognized background check provided by Washington Youth Soccer RMA (Risk Management Application) program. In addition, all volunteers must accept to be bound by the Silver Lake Soccer Prohibitied Conduct Policy and the Silver Lake Soccer Abuse Prevention Policy, both of which are linked as resources on the right side of this page.

I'm a parent of a player, are there resources for me? Parents of players in the Silver Lake Soccer Club organization can also find a valuable resouce linked in the right side of this page. The toolkit available from US Center For SafeSport Educational Resources for Parents, includes information on the following topics as well as specific recommendations on how to speak with children of different age groups about these topics:

What is Child Abuse?
What Parents Need to Know About Sexual Abuse
What Parents Need to Know About Peer-to-Peer Sexual Abuse
What Parents Need to Know About Physical Abuse
What Parents Need to Know About Emotinal Abuse