What is WYS doing to keep soccer safe?
Washington Youth Soccer takes player safety seriously.
WYS's Risk Management program is in place to identify and assess potential risks for our soccer community and to then monitor and minimize the probability and/or impact those risks could pose.
Managing risk ranges from making sure all players wear shin guards to providing background checks for all of our volunteers, coaches and staff. Our Risk Management Program includes the US Youth Soccer’s Kids Safe Program which provides guidelines for creating the safest possible environment for our players and the Washington Youth Soccer Insurance Program.
Read more about Risk Management & Safety
provides information for all members of the sport community, to understand what misconduct is and provide a pathway to report misconduct. To learn more about the program, visit the WYS's overview
or the Abuse Prevention System
The Respect Campaign
is an initiative to improve the playing environment for our youth players to enhance both player and character development.
WYS also complies with State of Washington laws regarding youth athlete concussion and sudden cardiac arrest awareness:
House Bill 1824 – “Zackery Lystedt Law” addresses the risk of concussions and head injuries in youth sports, with specific requirements for education and compliance by players, parents, coaches, and organizations such as youth soccer clubs or associations. For more information on the Zackery Lystedt Law, please visit the Zackery Lystedt Law Compliance page in the resource menu.
Senate Bill 5083 – “Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Act” addresses the awareness of sudden cardiac arrest in youth athletes, with specific requirements for education and compliance by players, parents, coaches, and organizations such as youth soccer clubs or associations, that use school facilities in Washington State. For more information on the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Act, please visit the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Compliance page in the resource menu.
Please read more about Traumatic Brain Injury (including concussion) at the CDC website here
Does Washington Youth Soccer offer insurance coverage?
Yes! All registered players and volunteers are covered by the WA Youth Soccer insurance plan during their participation in CWSC activities.
All injuries that occur at sanctioned practices, games, and events that potentially affect your child’s ability to play will be reported to you by the coaching staff. Likewise, all injuries that you identify should be communicated to the coach.
If an injury is identified and it is unclear how that injury will impact the player’s ability to participate in soccer, CWSC strongly advises parents to obtain a medical evaluation by a healthcare professional.
Additional information, including Medical Claim forms, are available on the WYS website under Secondary Medical Insurance
Can I get reimbursed?
Reimbursement for CWSC-related expenses requires approval by the BOD. Approval for reimbursement can take up to one month. Click the link below to fill out an electronic form for reimbursement.CWSC Reimbursement Request