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U.S. Soccer Connect (Stack)

U.S. Soccer Connect

U.S. Soccer Connect (commonly referred to as Stack) is the platform used by Ohio South for player, coach and other identified adult registration and carding. Ohio South also utilizes the Stack system as a central hub to manage SafeSoccer (Risk) requirements and enable our member competitive leagues to card registered players.

Through the Stack system, league and club legal responsibilities for Lindsay's Law, Ohio Concussion Law (Return to Play) and SafeSport are handled, thus allowing Ohio South to relieve our membership of their legal responsibilities for compliance with these laws. We take your liability! This means that by using Stack, there is no longer a need to collect physical paperwork or pay SafeSport training fees! Additionally, Ohio South utilizes Stack to manage background checks for all coaches and identified adults in Ohio South.

Member leagues and clubs of Ohio South have access to U.S. Soccer Connect for free, with the option to utilize it as a full registration system (i.e. to collect fees). This option comes with additional fees. More information can be provided upon request if interested.

Each league and club member in Ohio South has their own unique 'system' or 'portal' within Stack. Parents who are registering players, coaches and other identified adults needing to register should do so at their league or club system. Please use the directory to access your specific league or club Stack system: Directory.

Requirements

For Member Leagues: all member leagues are required to do the following in Stack in order to be in compliance;

  • Have all players registered in their specific Stack system.
    • For Rec members only, no player photo or birth certificate is required to be uploaded.
  • Have all coaches registered in their specific Stack system. All coaches are required to:
    • Upload a current concussion training certificate into their Stack coach member account. Concussion training is valid for 3 years.
    • Complete SafeSport training.
    • Submit or hold a current background check through Ohio South. Background checks are valid for 2 years. For Rec only, there is no cost for a background check.
    • Agree to the coach requirements of Lindsay's Law and Ohio Concussion Law (done during registration).
  • Have all other identified adults registered in their specific Stack system.
    • Other Identified Adults (OIA) are trainers, admins, staff, board members, team admins, team managers, tournament organizers, and organizational employees who may have opportunity to have direct and unmonitored contact with minors. You may learn more about this by visiting our SafeSoccer page.
    • OIA's are required to:
      • Complete SafeSport training.
      • Submit or hold a current background check through Ohio South. Background checks are valid for 2 years. For Rec OIA's only, there is no cost for a background check.

For Member Clubs: all competitive clubs who have teams carded by a member competitive league of Ohio South are required to do the following in Stack in order to participate in the league;

  • Have all players registered, assigned to teams, and activated to a league in their specific Stack system.
    • Players are required to upload a valid photo and birth certificate for Age/ID Verification.
  • Have all coaches registered, assigned to teams, and activated to a league in their specific Stack system.
    • Coaches are required to;
      • Upload a current concussion training certificate into their Stack coach member account. Concussion training is valid for 3 years.
      • Complete SafeSport training.
      • Submit or hold a current background check through Ohio South. Background checks are valid for 2 years. For Competitive coaches, background checks cost $18.
      • Agree to the coach requirements of Lindsay's Law and Ohio Concussion Law (done during registration).
  • Have all Other Identified Adults (OIA) registered in their specific Stack system.
    • OIA's are trainers, admins, staff, board members, team admins, team managers, tournament organizers, and organizational employees who may have opportunity to have direct and unmonitored contact with minors. You may learn more about this by visiting our SafeSoccer page.
    • OIA's are required to:
      • Complete SafeSport training.
      • Submit or hold a current background check through Ohio South. Background checks are valid for 2 years. For Competitive OIA's, background checks cost $18.
Instructions

All registration occurs at your league or club's unique Stack system. Please contact your league or club admin for more information.

For Parents/Players (competitive ONLY): parents should be prepared to upload a copy of the players birth certificate (PDF) and a current color headshot of your child; 300x450px or 150x200 px, with no animals, hats, sunglasses, or other people.

For Coaches: coaches should be prepared to upload a valid concussion training certificate, photo (competitive only - see player specs), take SafeSport training (1-2 hrs) and submit a background check ($18 for competitive).

  • Please click here for instructions on how to submit a background check.
  • Please click here for instructions on how to take SafeSport.

For Identified Adults: OIA's should be prepared to take SafeSport training (1-2 hrs) and submit a background check ($18 for competitive).

  • Please click here for instructions on how to submit a background check.
  • Please click here for instructions on how to take SafeSport.
Resources for League & Club Admins

If you are a member league of Ohio South and need to get set up in Stack, or would like additional training, please contact Joe Gould, gould@osysa.com. If you are not a member league of Ohio South but would like to join, please contact our office: 513-576-9555 or office@osysa.com.

http://www.osysalive.com/home.php - Instructions, guides, updates and information

Stack Support: 866-892-0777 (M-F, 8am - 8pm) or clubandleaguesupport@ussoccerconnect.com

User Guide: http://userguide.stacksports.com/

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