US Youth Soccer

Washington Youth Soccer Volunteer

Background Check process

Admins that start the back ground check process on 2.1.2022 it will expire on 4.30.2023

(That is 15 months of Approved status)

Please confirm which season your club currently has registration open for and select that season when registering for a background check. (Spring 2022, Rec Spring 2022, etc.)

Safe Sport Refresher Course

Click HERE  no access code needed


Hello Washington Coaches/Volunteers/BOD/Administrators/Contractors,

 When applying for this years background check you will be required by WYS Associations and Clubs to complete 3 Compliance Certificates, as required by Federal and State laws. There is NO financial cost to you for the Compliance Certifications.

Compliance Certifications are as follows:

Safe Sport (SS)  expires 3.31.2021  

(unless done after 2.1.2021 then will expire 3.31.2022)

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)

Concussion Compliance (CC) 

At the completion of each course you will be given a certificate.  Please save this certificate to your computer and upload to your account or during the background check process. If you need help uploading your certificates please call Affinity Customer Support 1.888.213.3999.

 Please, click on the link for instructions to complete each certificate:

How to do the Back Ground Check and required certificates

 Why do I need to complete all of the certificates?

  • These certificates are mandated by federal and state laws, along with US Soccer and USYS. Washington Youth Soccer goal is to be the top association and make soccer the preeminent sport in the USA. These extra safety precautions are a step in that direction.


  • If you do not have a current approved background check, you will not have any access to teams or administrative functions in Affinity.


If you are a parent of a minor that is going to referee (non-USSF certified) small sided games and are required to do a back ground check:

  • You must first call Affinity Customer Support at 1.888.213.3999.
  • Customer Support will assist you in creating an admin account for a minor 
  • The minor will need their own Affinity username and password to complete the process


Thank you for volunteering!!!

 If you have any issues during this process and need further assistance please call

Affinity Customer Support: 1.888.213.3999

Business Hours:

Technical Support Hours
Monday - Friday:  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM PST
Saturday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM PST
Sunday: Closed


If you are a parent of a youth that is going to referee small sided games and are required to do a back ground check. You must first call Affinity Sports at 1.888.213.3999  The hours of operation are Mon-Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm and Saturday 7:00am - 3:00pm  pacific standard time. Sunday they are closed. They will assist you in creating an admin account for the youth.  The youth will need their own username and password to complete the process.


Background Check Policy


Washington Youth Soccer