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Adult Credentials

All registered, affiliated and CORI approved adults are required to have a current Mass Youth Soccer Adult Credential.

As you prepare for the new soccer year, we ask all adults that will continue to coach/volunteer for the Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 soccer year reuse their plastic sleeve and lanyard from the previous year.  You will then receive a new Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 Adult Credential insert from your Town/Club Organization.

The primary purpose of the Adult Credential is for all parents of children to feel comfortable that all adults involved with their training, safety, well-being, coaching, etc. have been properly background checked and are in good standing (registered and affiliated, thus insured) by Mass Youth Soccer.  Initially we are relying on each member organization (towns, clubs, and leagues) to act as an SRO (Self-Regulatory Organization) in making sure their adults comply by displaying and possessing the credential as described next.

When arriving at the field the adult should have their credential worn around their neck.  Then, in order not to hamper their activities (coaching, lining fields, running, etc.) they may if necessary, store the credential with their personal belongings during that activity.

Note:  We expect all coaches to make every reasonable effort to wear the credentials at all times while working with the children.

The Credentials are universal.  If a coach has a valid credential, is registered and affiliated with Mass Youth Soccer and all organization’s he or she is participating with and is CORI Approved, that adult can work with any of his or her listed member organizations.  It is required that they also meet the requirements of the league (i.e. having a valid coach ID Pass Card).

Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association has no expectation that a referee will have any responsibilities for checking, managing, dealing with or handling any issues related to Adult Credentials.


Adult Credential are issued by a person designated by a member organization (i.e. Risk Manager (previously CORI Submitter), Registrar) who has access permissions into the U.S. Soccer Connect system to print them.

Prior to printing Credentials for your members:

  1. Make sure you are in the Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 Registration year.
  2. Adults should be CORI Approved through July 31, 2020.
    1. If not, the adult is required to complete the Mass Youth Soccer Association Adult Registration process.  This information is on the Adult Registration webpage and the link is provided below.
  3. Ensure head shot photo is of pass card quality.
    1. Color photo
    2. Head shot
    3. Clear, not too dark
    4. Only registered adult in photo

If not acceptable, delete photo and inform the adult a new photo must be uploaded.


How to print your organization’s Credentials:  Credential Help Guide – U.S. Soccer Connect (need link)

Important note:

  • You cannot print a Credential if the adult does not have a CORI Risk Status of Approved, Under 18 Approved or Conditional; or a NBG check listed as Cleared; or if Abuse Prevention Training is not Approved; or if Concussion Training is not Approved; or the adult does not have a photo attached to their registration. You will not be able to print your organization’s Credentials if your computer does not accept pop ups. You will need to adjust your browser setting to allow pop ups. 

Please refer to  the Adult Registration Risk Manager Procedures(need link) document for the complete list of Risk Status Verbiage.


Massachusetts Youth Soccer will supply you with the plastic sleeves and lanyards for your organization’s Adult Credentials.  We recommend that you purchase perforated paper for the printing of Credentials; you may purchase the correct size paper from any vendor you choose.

How to Order Credentials Lanyards and Plastic Sleeves

Please click the link below for directions for ordering Lanyards, plastic sleeves and printing your organizations Credentials.

How to Order Credentials Lanyards and Plastic Sleeves

Lanyards and Plastic Sleeves Order Form (needs link)

Below is the information for ordering the Blank Name Tag Insert for the Credentials.

www.pcnametag.com/product/1267/3-5-8-x-5-1-2-vertical-paper-name-tag-insert-blankpackage-of-500

PC/Nametag can be reached at 888.354.7868

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