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Newtown Edgmont Little League

2024 Volunteer REQUIREMENTS

Anyone volunteering in any capacity with Newtown Edgmont Little League is required to complete and submit ALL required background checks.  You will NOT be considered for a coaching position without submission of required paperwork.

All adults 18 years and older applying for an unpaid position as a volunteer (including Board, coaches, snack bar) responsible for the welfare of a child and having direct contact with children, must have the following clearances:

1. Little League Required Volunteer Application Form - ANNUAL requirement

As of 2021, the Nell website (powered by Sports Connect) will be utilized to perform background checks to fulfill the Little League International requirement.   All volunteers are required to register on the site as a "Volunteer" when registering their child to play. This will require a uploaded photo of your license. If you need to sign up as Volunteer after you have registered your child you can do so by logging into your Nell Website account and selecting My Account > Volunteer > Volunteer Roles. 

Volunteers will then receive an email for additional information when the Nell Safety Officer processes the checks.   The information from this form is what Little League International requires to perform background checks by "JDP." 

2. PA Child Abuse History Clearance

This takes a day or two, and even up to a week.  The applicant needs to monitor their inbox for an email that will allow them to log back on and download the clearance document.


3. PA State Police Criminal Record Check

This is provided to the applicant online immediately as a pdf document that can be emailed or printed


4. FBI check ONLY for those to whom it applies

If you have NOT lived in Pennsylvania for the past 10 years… 

FBI Criminal History Background Check with Fingerprinting

Cost: ~$22.00

*PLEASE NOTE: As of November 28, 2017, the Pennsylvania has changed the FBI Criminal History Background Check provider from 3M Cogent to IdentoGo.

1.      Pre-Enroll for your FBI Fingerprint Clearance on the IdentoGo website.
2.      Click on “Schedule or Manage an Appointment” and enter code 1KG6ZJ, which indicates that you are being fingerprinted for volunteering for a role responsible for or in contact with children.
3.      After pre-enrolling, you must schedule an appointment to be fingerprinted at one of the IdentoGO sites. A list of sites can be found here.
4.      For your appointment, make sure to bring necessary identification to confirm your identity and a form of payment. IdentoGO locations accept business check, money order, or credit card.

For more information about the transition visit the Digital Fingerprint & Electronic Criminal Background Check Services Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s).


4. Disclosure Statement

Volunteers not requiring an FBI check, and have been a continuous resident of PA for the last ten years, must swear or affirm in writing that they have no other convictions that would disqualify them. This is a document that will need to be printed out, signed and submitted with your other clearances.
     The State Clearances are required prior to the commencement of service and are good for a 5 year period.


Newtown Edgmont Little League (NELL)

323 Bishop Hollow Rd 
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania 19073
Email : [email protected]
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