MLS Next Discrimination, Harassment, & Intimidation Policy

MLS NEXT is committed to maintaining an environment at all events and for all participants that is free from all forms of discrimination, including harassment. Accordingly, MLS NEXT does not permit any form of unlawful harassment, discrimination, or intimidation by and/or between MLS NEXT participants based on an individual’s race, color, age, religion, marital status, sex, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, veteran’s status, pregnancy status, disability, sexual orientation, protected activity, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law (“Protected Status”). This Policy also prohibits harassment on the basis of the Protected Status of an individual’s relatives, friends, or associates (the complete Safety and Well Being Policy can be found online at https://www.mlssoccer.com/mlsnext/resources).

 

MLS NEXT has a zero tolerance policy regarding any and all of the above conduct, and any individual who does not comply with the policy is subject to discipline/sanction in accordance with Section VII of the MLS NEXT Disciplinary Code.

 

Importantly, if you suspect or encounter an act of discrimination, you should adhere to the following:

 

Players and Parents (including legal guardians):  Please inform your coach of any such conduct. If you prefer to contact MLS NEXT directly, please reach out to MLS NEXT via either our Safety and Wellbeing Hotline or by email:

 

Safety and Wellbeing Hotline: (646) 682-5200

 

Email: SafeSport@mlsplayerdevelopment.com.

 

MLS NEXT continuously monitors both the phone number and email.

 

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