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Please Read and Follow Directions and Link to Complete your Background Checks

Background Checks are REQUIRED for Club Admins, Coaches, Team Managers, and Referees

The Minnesota Youth Soccer Association requires that all adult participants complete an annual background check. All member club officials, coaches, team managers and administrators who are at least 18 years old must meet the background check requirements before they can participate in any MYSA-related activities.

As of October 2016, background checks are initiated through the Affinity Sports Registration platform, though they are still processed by the McDowell Agency. This process will allow returning participants to easily renew their background checks, and will allow new participants to complete a background check and create an account in the registration platform at the same time.

Click on the link below to begin your background check, and use the reference guide if you have questions. Technical questions regarding the process or account information may be directed to the Affinity Sports helpline at 855-703-2578.

Any other questions may be directed to Cam Stoltz, MYSA League Commissioner, at

For a copy of your background check report, contact The McDowell Agency.
The McDowell Agency, Inc.
1108 N Snelling Ave, St. Paul MN 55108