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Background Checks

All of our coaches must pass the following background checks.

If you already have these reports/certificates from another organization or school, please give them to the head coach or email them to [email protected]


PA Child Abuse History Clearance
(Good for 5 years)
There is no cost for this.
 

Link to create an account:
https://www.hhsapps.state.pa.us/iam/im/citizenpub/ca12/index.jsp?task.tag=SelfRegistrationCitizen

You will need to make a Keystone ID account, then when you receive an email that your account is ready, you log-in as an Individual here: https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home

We are not using codes, just print and give to head coach (you can do for free once every 3 years).


PA Criminal Record Check
(Done yearly)
There is no cost for this.

Link:
https://epatch.state.pa.us/TandCVolunteerAction.do

After entering your information, it will generate the "Certification Form", print a copy and give to head coach.

FBI Criminal - Only Necessary If New to PA (<10 Years)

** ONLY NECESSARY IF YOU HAVE NOT LIVED IN PENNSYLVANIA FOR 10 YEARS **

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is utilizing Cogent Systems to process fingerprint-based FBI criminal background checks. The fingerprint based background check is a multiple step process.

Applicants may register online at: www.pa.cogentid.com/index_pde.htm

Fee: $25.75 (must be paid for by the volunteer).
For question about your FBI Clearance, please contact the FBI/Adam Walsh Unit at 717-783-6211 or 1-877-371-5422.


Mandatory Reporting for Suspected Child Abuse - FREE Online (Good for 5 years)

This is a new law in Pennsylvania, if someone suspects that a child is being abused in any way, that person must call and report it.  Every coach must take this free online course for recognizing and reporting suspected child abuse.

To register for the course, clike here:
https://www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu/webapps/portal/execute/tabs/tabAction?tab_tab_group_id=_49_1

When finished, print out your certificate, they will be collected before the season.

If child abuse is suspected, please contact Childline at 1-800-932-0313.

Concussion Training - FREE Online  (Done yearly)

HEADS UP to Youth Sports: Online Training (~30 minute video)

HEADS UP Concussion in Youth Sports is a free, online course available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion. It features interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics and interactive exercises, and compelling storytelling to help you recognize a concussion and know how to respond if you think that your athlete might have a concussion.

Once you complete the training and quiz, print out the certificate and give it to the head coach:

http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/training/index.html

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Birdsboro, Pennsylvania 19508
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