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Columbia Soccer Association (TN)

Coach's Corner

Risk Management

The soccer year runs August 1 through July 31. All risk management expires on July 31st and must be renewed on or after August 1 regardless of when it was initially completed.

Thank you for volunteering. Anyone 18 and older involved with youth players must complete the following forms to comply with US Youth/TN State Soccer and Federal/State Laws.

1. BACKGROUND CHECK - Please do your background check first. This process can be lengthy and it's best to do this first.

2. SAFESPORT TRAINING - Authorized by Congress to help abuse prevention, education, and accountability take root in every sport, on every court. Dedicated solely to ending sexual, physical, and emotional abuse on behalf of athletes everywhere.

3. SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST TRAINING - Watch the "Sudden Cardiac Arrest"video at

4. CONCUSSION - Watch the "Concussion in Sports" video at

5. ATTEND COACH'S SATURDAY - You will receive your roster, uniforms, and other information. 

Please click on the Risk Manager in a Box link below, go to the PDF related to the certification needed, and click the link in the PDF. It takes several days for all checks to be processed. Please ensure you have completed all requirements a week before the meeting.

Risk Manager in a Box

*YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL THE REQUIREMENTS LISTED ABOVE IN ORDER TO RECEIVE YOUR TEAM ROSTER AND UNIFORMS! If you have not completed these requirements, you will not be able to pick up your roster, uniforms, or team packets on Coach's Saturday.

Please email a copy of all training to our Risk Manager:

[email protected]


After Coaches Saturday, what is required?
1. Contact your parents and guardians as soon as possible. Arrange practice times according to the practice field assignments you will sign up for on Volunteer/Coaches Saturday. U6 and younger generally don't practice. Training and games are administered by mentors at the allotted game time.
2. Have each parent or guardian sign the Medical Release and keep this with you at all practice's and games. Make sure assistant's have this form in your absence. 
3. Check your teams home page, calendar, and roster on the website.
4. In the recreational program, all players play at least half the game. Scores are not kept. The recreational program is about having fun and building skills. If you or your player is looking for something more competitive, check out our Arsenal travel program.

Additional Information for Coaches
>>Coaches Notes - General information about the league.
>>Medical Release - Each coach must have each player's parent or guardian sign the medical release. Coaches are to have this form with them at each game and practice.
>>Return to Play Form (Cardiac)  - This form must be completed by a physician in order to return to play.
>>Return to Play Form (Concussion) - This form must be completed by a physician in order to return to play.


The US Soccer Federation proposed and implemented standardization with Player Development Initiatives (referred to as PDI’s) in August 2016. The goal is to improve the long-term development of players in the United States by creating the optimal training and playing environment especially for youth players. These changes were recommended in 2016/2017 but will be MANDATED in 2017/2018. The mandates apply to every team and club under the governance of US Soccer, including US Youth Soccer Association (USYSA), of which the Tennessee State Soccer Association (TSSA) is a member.

>>Read More - Player Development Mandates
>>Player Development Initiatives Document


>>Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017

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