CVPA - Child & Volunteer Protection Advocate

The CVPA promotes and ensures all volunteers are registered in the Safe Haven™ Program. Duties include mailing the forms to AYSO for background checks for the few volunteers who choose to use paper rather than eSign.

Specific Duties
  • receive volunteer forms from PO Box 
    • check forms are complete and signed
    • mark each volunteer as accepted in eAYSO
    • send email as shown at the bottom right
    • forward one copy of form to national AYSO
    • file other volunteer form
  • attend board meeting and ensure all discussion and policies of board are in compliance with AYSO guidelines

What are AYSO’s Supervision Protocols?
While performing duties related to an AYSO volunteer position, the volunteer is:

  • Subject to the bylaws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines of AYSO;

  • Under the overall authority of and directly supervised by the Regional Commissioner; and

  • To maintain the recommended adult to child supervision ratio of 1:8 or less; that is one adult for every eight or fewer children and two adults (one of whom may be the coach and one of whom should be of the same gender as the group) present at all times.  For the protection of both the children and the volunteer, no volunteer should permit himself or herself to be alone with any child or group of children (except his or her own) during AYSO-sponsored activities.

Be sure to take the appropriate CVPA AYSO training.

CVPA Email Contact Address for Parents
The CVPA has the email address of  When you are sending email to parents or other officers of AYSO regarding AYSO business, it is best to use this account to send the mail.  This mail account is managed by our region and retains an archive of all communications.

To login to this account use the login name of cvpa at the web address of  This is a gmail account.  You can also observe the CVPA document storage on our g-drive at

    Safe Haven Protects Volunteers and Players

    Safe Haven™ 
    There are four elements in the Safe Haven™ intervention cycle 
    1. Create Policies
    2. Screen Volunteers
    3. Train Volunteers
    4. Promote Education and Awareness
    These are intended to stop child abuse and its agents before they get into the program.

    The Volunteer Protection Act of 1997 
    This law grants immunity from certain types of prosecution for volunteers who meet its requirements.  In order to receive full protection under the law, AYSO volunteers must

    • be properly trained and certified
    • be performing duties as laid out in a position description 
    • act within the scope of AYSO’s Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines
    AYSO Certification 
    AYSO’s goal is to provide training certification for all its volunteers.  Certification offers the hope that every AYSO child will be treated with understanding, compassion, and respect.

    Kids Zone™ 
    Kids Zone™ is a dynamic program targeted to eliminate negative sideline behavior.

    Sample eMail to volunteers as they register

    Subject= AYSO:  Your Volunteer Registration

    Thank you for volunteering.
    Your volunteer registration has been accepted, and your AYSO ID=

    Please goto to receive your detailed assignment instructions.

    Thank You

    AYSO26 Regional Commissioner,
    Jun 9, 2011, 4:26 PM