Step-by-step guide to getting everything you need to Volunteer and/or coach
Step 1: Get your Background Checks (Required for New Coaches & Coaches whose clearances are >5 years old)
If you have these clearances from another organization (Church, School, etc) they are applicable with DYS. These are now good for 5 years as well. You can load digital copies into the Coach Registration in Step 4.
Have questions about the new laws? click here: http://www.keepkidssafe.pa.gov/
Below are the links for anyone that has maintained residence in Pennsylvania for the last 10 years.
PA Child Abuse History Clearance (This is a free Clearance)
Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check (This is a free Clearance)
Additionally, if you haven't been a resident in PA for the last 10 years:
Fingerprinting: Go to this link uenroll.identogo.com and enter volunteer code: LKGGZJ to register and set an appointment for fingerprinting.
There is a location in the Etown library on the 2nd floor.
Step 2: Complete your Concussion Education (Required for New Coaches Only)
Step 3: EPYSA Risk Management (Required for All Coaches, Coordinators and Team Managers)
Save your ID!
Step 4: Register with DYS (Required for Coaches, Coordinators and Team Managers)
Register with DYS Checklist:
- PA Child Abuse Certificate (Only for new coaches)
- PA State Police Background check Certificate (Only for new coaches)
- FBI Background Clearance (Only required for those that have not resided in PA for the last 10 yrs)
- Heads Up! Concussion education Certificate (Must be done each year)
- EPYSA Risk Assessment ID (Must be done each season)
- Know the age group you are coaching (ex. U8, U10, etc) and the program you are coaching with (recreational, select)
Please e-mail your clearances (bullet points 1-3), Heads Up! Concussion Certificate, and EPYSA Risk Assessment ID to firstname.lastname@example.org