Compliance and Certifications
Certification requirements for Volunteers
Thank you for volunteering to help with AYSO! From field liners, to equipment and field management and maintenance, to scheduling, coaching and refereeing, there are a lot of roles involved to make youth soccer happen in Palo Alto. We appreciate any and all the help that we can get. For Board Members and roles that work directly with kids - Coaches, and Referees - for player safety, there are specific compliance checks that AYSO requires:
Risk Status - Background Check
Fingerprinting check (Live Scan, CA only requirement)
AYSO Safe Haven (taken online)
Concussion Awareness (taken online)
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (taken online)
Safe Sport (taken online)
Live Scan Fingerprinting
As of 1/1/2022, as per CA AB 506, all regular volunteers working with children have a one-time background check through Live Scan fingerprinting service. Fingerprinting is required for all volunteers that work with children for at least 16 hours/month of 32 hours/year; this generally includes all coaches, referees, and other team volunteers.
Unlike other volunteer requirements, this only has to be done one time for AYSO, and not annually or periodically like other compliance
Fingerprinting from other organizations is not transferable to AYSO. There is an AYSO specific registration/document that will also need to be filled out.
AYSO Palo Alto has made arrangements for AYSO volunteers to make this process quick and easily done at your convenience at The UPS store in Palo Alto Town and Country Village. Three required steps to complete:
Register with LiveScan services with the special AYSO link. select "Get Fingerprinted at a Live Scan Service Center" - this will create a "Live Scan account" that will reference your identity with AYSO and your email address. You will need to print out a form with a QR code that you will take to UPS.
n,b, the online Registraiton will take about 20 minutes and involve watching a video presentation. This step must be completed prior to visiting UPS and completing the fingerprinting
Download the Palo Alto AYSO request for Livescan services form , fill both pages out (highlighted sections on page 2) and bring it also to the UPS Store. This will instruct UPS to charge the service to our House Account so that they will not charge you.
Visit the UPS store (bring your ID with you too) and ask for the Live Scan service. It should take only 2-3 minutes
Documents Required for LiveScan in Person Step
Palo Alto AYSO Volunteers,
Prior to downloading the form, please complete online registration with LiveScan services with the special AYSO link. It will provide you with the 1st form to bring into UPS.
Then download the following form, fill out both pages (2nd page, just the highlighted sections), and bring them to the UPS Store in Palo Alto Town and Country to get your LiveScan expedited:
Location: 855 El Camino Real, Ste. 13A, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Sat: 10:00AM - 6:00PM