Position Statement

The Minnesota Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) and its Member Clubs shall not knowingly permit any person convicted of any of the crimes listed below within the last 15 years to become or remain in any position for the organization. MYSA requires annual background checks of its adults having regular contact with players or those that have access to personal information about players. If the MYSA background check reveals convictions of any of these crimes within the past 15 years from the date of application, the person’s application shall be rejected or s/he will be dismissed from any position s/he holds in the organization. Any convictions occurring more than 15 years ago may be considered by the MYSA State Risk Manager in the determining of the applicant’s suitability for the position, but may not automatically disqualify the applicant.

Convictions of the following or similar crimes mean that an individual will not be allowed to be a coach, trainer, team manager, board member, officer, administrator, referee or volunteer having regular contact with players or personal information about players registered with MYSA or its Member Clubs:

  • Any Assault Against a Minor
  • Controlled Substance Crimes Against a Minor Victim
  • Solicitation of a Minor to Engage in Sexual Conduct
  • Child Pornography
  • Child Abuse
  • Kidnapping
  • Felony Assault
  • Criminal Sexual Conduct
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder

Convictions of the following or similar crimes mean that an individual may not be allowed to be a coach, trainer, team manager, board member, officer, administrator, referee or volunteer having regular contact with players or personal information about players registered with MYSA or its Member Clubs or that the individual may have conditions placed upon them:

  • Domestic Assault or Abuse
  • Assault
  • Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor
  • Child Neglect
  • Malicious Punishment of a Child
  • Felony DUI/DWI
  • Violation of a Restraining Order
  • Harassment
  • Controlled Substance Crimes
  • Embezzlement
  • Felony Theft
  • Indecent Exposure