Abuse Prevention

We take all reports very seriously and are committed to creating a safe environment for our players, families, volunteers, and staff.

Overview

Arlington Soccer is committed to providing a safe environment for all players and preventing abusive conduct in any form. Arlington Soccer has zero tolerance for abuse in all ages, programs, and club activities. It is the responsibility of every coach, volunteer, parent, and player to participate in the collaborate effort to ensure our athletes are protected while enjoying the game they love. Providing that environment requires all of us to be educated on best practices and prevention strategies and act when the time comes to report suspicious behavior. 

Prevention

Arlington Soccer has implemented several policies to help protect the environment our athletes participate in. Our Player Safety Policies address several areas listed where coaches, families, and athletes can reduce the risk of inappropriate interactions.

Reporting

If you wish to report an incidence of child abuse, please fill out the form at the link below. Reports will be sent to our Executive Director. You may choose to remain anonymous.  Click here to submit and abuse report.

Education

All Arlington Soccer Coaches are required to complete the SafeSport Trained Core Course, which covers Sexual Misconduct Awareness, Mandatory Reporting, and Physical and Emotional Misconduct. Each year, Coaches will complete SafeSport Refresher Courses to remain current with the latest information on preventing misconduct and creating a positive sport environment. 

SafeSport also offers free courses and toolkits for parents and athletes and serve as an introduction to creating a welcoming environment in sports, identifying misconduct when it happens, and taking action to protect our athletes. Courses are age specific and can be found using the links below.

Emergency Resources

All Emergencies – Call 911

Arlington County Police Non-Emergency Number - 703-558-2222

Arlington County CPS - 703-228-1500

 

Additional Resources

Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 

U.S. Center for SafeSport 

SafeSport Code - 2021