Travel Soccer Risk Management

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Volunteering with Cleveland United Travel Soccer

North Carolina Youth Soccer Association (NCYSA) requires anyone volunteering as a team official (Coach, Assistant Coach, Team Manager) and Adult Athletes (18 and older) to complete the Risk Management process at the start of every fall season.  Anyone joining mid-season will have to complete the process before working with a team.

Risk Management

ATTENTION Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Team Managers and Adult Athletes:

If you are new to Cleveland United, please read this Overview to fully understand the risk management process. Each Coach, Volunteer, or Adult Athlete (18 and older) must complete the current year application at and SafeSport Sexual Abuse and Awareness training to participate in Cleveland United activities. Adult Athletes should read this Overview for information on risk management. These tasks are required for any participation in Cleveland United (Greater Cleveland Athletic Association) activities and must be completed at the following intervals:

  • Initial volunteer registration
  • Every fall registration period

** Please note that background checks are done through our governing body, NCYSA. The GCAA Background check for baseball/softball/basketball/volleyball DOES NOT apply to any of the GCAA soccer programs. **

All Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Team Managers, and Adult Athletes must complete the NCYSA background check to be eligible to be on the field with any GCAA soccer program. NCYSA Background checks, Risk Management, and SafeSport training must be done once per year, with the calendar resetting each Fall Season.

All athletes that are 17 years old or older at time of registration will not be eligible to participate in any NCYSA sanctioned event (this includes, but is not limited to, training, practice, scrimmages, games, and tournaments) until they have completed the NCYSA Adult Athlete Risk Management application and have been approved for participation by NCYSA. Their name will only appear on the team roster and their player pass will only be generated once they have been approved for participation.

Athletes that are not yet 18 years old will need to obtain parental/guardian permission to complete the NCYSA Adult Athlete Risk Management application and to complete the SafeSport training.



2024-2025 SEASONAL YEAR: Tutorial


It provides step-by-step instructions for completing your application and answers the most commonly asked questions.

If you are a new or returning Coach, Volunteer, or Adult Athlete please sign into your account to complete the application for the current/upcoming year.

Steps For Completing Risk Management Application

  1. Complete the first part by entering your personal information
  2. You will be sent an email with a link to confirm your email.  Please look in your spam, junk, trash, deleted and "all mail” folders for this email.
    • The email comes from
    • Email subject:  Risk Management Application
  3. Select the 2024-2025 season
  4. Please select "GREATER CLEVELAND ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION" for our organization when prompted. There is a GCCSA (Greater Cleveland County Soccer Association) so PLEASE double check this step, as this happens a lot!
  5. You will have to upload the Safesport certificate earned for completing the Sexual Abuse and Awareness training into the system.
    • For the 2024-25 Seasonal Year, only SafeSport certificates dated on or after April 1, 2024 will be accepted.
  6. If your legal name is different from what we have in TeamSnap, email ASAP!
  7. If you have any questions, please email


Thank you for contributing to our community, and specifically the children in our community by coaching at GCAA. We hope you enjoy the experience as much as we have!

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