CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information)

All coaches, board members and adult volunteers must be registered with Massachusetts Youth Soccer. Registration is a two step online process and accessed through this link, online form

In the first step you will need to provide personal information to establish an account with Massachusetts Youth Soccer. As part of this step, you will setup a username and password to later access your account. You will also need a passport-style photo to upload as part of this step. When you have completed this first registration step, you will receive an e-mail with additional instructions for completing your CORI application. If you already have an active CORI with SYSL, the e-mail will contain the expiration date of your CORI clearance. If you are new to SYSL or your CORI has expired, the e-mail will contain a link to a CORI application page. It may take several hours for the system to send the e-mail message. A copy of the e-mail contents will also be posted in the ‘Message Center’ of your account.

2-Step Process for CORI :


The second step in the registration process is the CORI check application. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires any adult who works with children to submit to a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check. CORI clearances are not transferable. Each organization must conduct its own CORI checks on its members. The CORI check application will ask you for additional personal information. Once you have completed the application, the system will generate a form which you need to be print and sign. You must then present the form and a photo ID to the SYSL CORI Coordinator (cori@somervillesoccer.us) who verifies the information and collects the form for the league records. Under this new system, a copy of a photo ID is no longer required. A CORI check may take from a few days to a couple of weeks to complete. You may check the status of your CORI clearance by, Clicking here, by scrolling down to the entries for ‘Somerville Youth Soccer League’. A CORI clearance with SYSL is valid for three years.