US Soccer Background Checks

The United States Soccer Federation ("USSF"), and US Club Soccer are the governing bodies that preside over play within the Mill Valley Soccer Club.  USSF’s requirement is that all coaches, whether paid or volunteer, submit to a Staff Background Check as a condition of working with youth athletes.

The process is free to all coaches, assistants or team managers, but does require a little bit of your time.  The Background Check Screening will be valid for 2 seasons.  If you completed this process last year, you are clear for another season.  If you are uncertain about your clearance status, please contact and ask.

This is a three part process that includes:

  1.  Becoming SAFE SPORT TRAINED; an online training that covers sexual abuse, hazing, bullying, physical misconduct, harrasement as well as reporting obligations.
  2. Complete the Sidline Sports Doctor (SSD) course; an online course designed to imporve on-field triage for common sports injuries.
    You'll need the following access code to pay for the course:  MVSC101

  3. Complete the US Club Soccer Staff Background Check, which is quick and easy, but you will need the certification codes for both the courses listed above in order to access the application.  

    When you reach the Check-Out page, you'll be asked to pay $18.  DO NOT PAY.
    • Send a note to:  ​​, confirming you have complted the process.
    • The Club will respond with 24 hours (usually much faster), with a unique 1-time use DISCOUNT CODE.
    • Enter the Discount Code in the payment page to complete the process.
    • Alternatively, you may request the Discount Code in advance so you can complete the process in one step.

For complete instructions and links to all pages, go to the US CLUB SOCCER STAFF BACKGROUND CHECK PAGE.

All coaches and assistant coaches must complete this process no later than August 15, 2018.  Coaches who do not complete the Background Check process are not covered under the Club's general liability insurance.

Thank you for your support and participation of this policy.