How a soccer association responds to reports of suspicion or a complaint can prevent or minimize future risk.
Receiving reports of suspicion or an actual complaint can be one of the greatest tests of the leadership and vision of a youth sports association. Imagine if the complaint involves a fellow board member or a trusted long time volunteer. How will you respond?
Investigating suspicions and complaints can test friendships and pit member against member. Rumor and innuendo can damage reputations of both the individuals and the association. Yet the interests of the association and its youth participants should be aligned: to eliminate any current damaging activity and prevent future risk to the club and its members.
Whether a complaint involves a trusted coach, a long time administrator or a just a new volunteer, consider the benefit of an independent investigation. Let professionals ask the hard questions that may be too uncomfortable for volunteer board members to ask. An independent investigation lends credibility to the club’s response, preserves working relationships, and provides you with the information you need to make a decision.
We offer rapid, on site response at reasonable daily rates. Following the investigation, you will receive a report summarizing the findings and discussing potential response options of the club. The investigation is conducted by licensed attorneys, assuring your club of confidentiality in both the investigative process and the written reports.