Participation Requirements

For more information, please contact the Executive Director, Michelle King, at

RISK MANAGEMENT: Background Checks and Participation Requirements

Any person that will interact with players in VYSO (including, but not limited to, coaches, assistant coaches, trainers, managers, assistant managers, board members, employees, other volunteer roles) must complete the following required steps:

  • Register in GotSport (select program) or LeagueApps (REC program)
  • Submit Background Check
  • Upload a passport-style photo into GotSport account
  • Complete the CDC Heads Up Concussion Training Module
  • Complete the SafeSport Training Module or Refresher

Team Officials (coach, assistant coach, trainer, manager, assistant manager) must also be approved by the Board of Directors after completion of the steps listed above.

Link: STYSA Risk Management information:
Link: STYSA Background Check Standards:

The requirement for individuals to complete the SafeSport Training has been mandated by the following organizations:

  • Victoria Youth Soccer Organization (VYSO)
  • WDDOA (league our competitive teams play in)
  • South Texas Youth Soccer Association (STYSA)
  • US Youth Soccer Association (USYS)
  • US Soccer Federation (USSF)
  • United States Federal Government: Safe Sport Act