Connecticut Junior Soccer Association

Thank you for your reasonable request. USSF and the U.S. Center for SafeSport do not provide exemptions on this basis. Many of us undergo excellent child abuse prevention training for roles or position filled outside of our roles in sport. However, we all must comply with the training requirement.

The training provided by the U.S. Center for SafeSport is targeted to their particular Code, which governs all of our participants. It covers how certain behaviors are defined under the Code and what is and is not prohibited. It also covers the reporting obligations, which differ depending on the type of misconduct involved.

To complete the SafeSport Training, please click here.

CJSA member clubs and club personnel can access Mandated Reporters Training provided by Connecticut's DCF in two different ways, one for individuals and one for group sessions:


1) The first, for individuals, is through an on-line training video produced and provided by the DCF and available via the internet. Any interested individual can gain access to the approved DCF video training (it takes about 60-90 minutes to complete) simply by completing a required DCF Inquiry Form available at https://portal.ct.gov/DCF/Mandated-Reporter-Training/Home


A link embedded in the form will take you directly to the training video after completion of required information.


2) A second way that is open to clubs who would like to provide a group training session to its members is to invite certified DCF personnel available across the State of Connecticut who will provide Mandated Reporters Training to any size group. This service through Connecticut's DCF is available free of charge to CJSA club and district meetings upon request. To access this type of group training use https://portal.ct.gov/DCF/Mandated-Reporter-Training/Home


CJSA strongly encourages its member clubs to have ALL of its coaches, administrators and volunteers whether they are paid employees of the club or volunteers to take the time to learn as much as possible about this important issue and to take the Mandated Reporter Training at their earliest convenience.

For more information about the work of DCF, please go to the DCF's website home at: https://portal.ct.gov/DCF/Mandated-Reporter-Training/Home

For specific CJSA related questions on this issue, please contact CJSA

September 12, 2014

Connecticut Junior Soccer Association

11 Executive Drive · Farmington, Connecticut 06032

Telephone (860) 676-1161 · Fax (860) 676-1162 · www.cjsa.org