April 19th, 2010 @ 10:04pm, By Jed Boal
SALT LAKE CITY -- You must prove your age to play Utah Youth Soccer. However, some parents fear the current policy puts their kids' identities at risk.
It's not fair when a 16-year-old steps onto the soccer field to play against the 12-year-olds. So, the Utah Youth Soccer Association scans birth certificates into a restricted database that the leagues can access.
'To me, [the] risk just isn't worth it, to be collecting that kind of personal information.' - Richard Hamp, Assistant Utah Attorney General
Some parents say the policy collects too much information, and an assistant attorney general agrees.
Sandi Haskell understands why parents need to prove their kids' age for competitive soccer, but she's worried about how that information is stored and who might access it.