June 23, 2020 (Des Moines, IA) - Iowa Soccer is thrilled to announce its new partnership with Player's Health, a company devoted to player and organizational safety. Working with the Player's Health team will ensure that Iowa Soccer member clubs are operating as safely as possible in the interest of our most important people - the players!
The Player's Health resource will help member clubs in five areas of managing risk:
- Reporting Structure and Process
- Abuse Awareness and Prevention Training
- Background Screening
- Digital Abuse Reporting and Documentation Platform
- Emergency Action Plans
The Player’s Health abuse awareness and prevention training component will ensure that Iowa Soccer member coaches are fully trained to recognize and deal with potential issues. Additionally, the Player's Health digital reporting tool will give member players and coaches a safe and secure platform to report abuse incidents should any should occur. If there is an incident in your organization, this tool will provide a starting point for looking into and addressing potential abuse situations.
“Iowa Soccer is excited to partner with Player’s Health to manage our background checks, reporting, SafeSport training, and concussion education. Risk management is arguably the most important thing we do to protect kids. Engaging Player’s Health puts the execution of our risk management protocols in the hands of experts. It will provide seamless integration with our registration platform and ensure our coaches and board members meet the training standards required to keep our kids safe. Equally exciting, it won’t require our club administrators to take on the bulk of the responsibility to execute and manage” remarked Iowa Soccer Executive Director Dan Cataldi.
A follow-up email from Iowa Soccer will be sent to Iowa Soccer member club leaders this week with addition information, instructions and guides.