What Is Risk Management?
Risk Management is a method for identifying risks in all areas, and developing and implementing a plan to protect an organization and prevent loss. An effective Risk Management program consist of these four basic steps:
- Assess, identify, analyze, and prioritize potential risk
- Select methods to prevent loss
- Implement the best methods
- Monitor the results and revise as necessary
Indiana Soccer is committed to protecting its human, financial, and goodwill assets and resources through the practice of effective Risk Management. The Board of Directors and staff are dedicated to safeguarding the safety and dignity of its paid and volunteer staff, its clients, and anyone who has contact with the organization. To this end, the board will insure that Indiana Soccer has a Risk Management Plan for the organization that is reviewed and updated on an annual basis.
Risk Management Resources
Risk management includes a variety of categories including concussions, financial, field & facility, (goal & safety) weather-related, and player safety. Indiana Soccer offers a variety of tools and resources to protect your players and club.
Pullen Insurance Services offers many resources to maximize your risk management plan.
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As part of the risk management plan, Indiana Soccer REQUIRES that all adults having significant contact with club players or club funds must have a current background check performed by and on file with the Indiana Soccer State Office. Background checks are run daily through Backgroundchecks.com on information provided by each adult on a disclosure form.
The risk management focus on the adults in our soccer communities is clear as it relates to sexual abuse with children or other adults. We, as members, are asked to fill out a disclosure and a background check must be run every two years. Most clubs fulfill this requirement with their administrators, team coaches and managers.
HOW TO REQUEST A CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECK
The disclosure form can be accessed by the adult within his or her account in GOTSOCCER - the Indiana Soccer registration program. Each adult is given a log in user name and password by their club registrar and can then fill out the disclosure once they log into their GOTSOCCER account successfully. A National Criminal Background Check will automatically run at the point the disclosure is submitted and the results will be available in the adult's account once the check has been completed.
If you do not know your GOTSOCCER user name and password needed to access your personal account & complete a background check, please contact your club administrator (registrar) for help.
For more information about the background check policy, please contact Indiana Soccer Director of Member Services Sarah Cantwell.