Coaches Getting Started

PA Child Protection Laws & Clearances


PA Criminal History Check »   -  Free of charge for volunteers, as long as you check the 'New Record Check (Volunteers Only)' button.

PA Child Abuse Check »              -  You must create an account to obtain this clrearance. Also free of charge once every 57 months for volunteers.

FBI Background Check »            -  NOT REQUIRED if you have lived in the state of Pennsylvania for 10 years or more.


Concussion Training


  • The Pennsylvania General Assembly, in 2012, passed the “Safety in Youth Sports Act” to help prevent the growing number of concussions and severe brain injuries among student athletes.
  • Under this law, all coaches are required to complete a concussion management certification training course every year if they wish to continue coaching.
  • To launch the online course, click HERE, or on the CDC ‘Heads Up In Youth Sports’ image below. It should take     no more than 30 minutes to complete.
  • Following completion of the Heads Up In Youth Sports course, you will be provided with a personalized and dated certificate. Submit a copy of this certificate to the CPD Director, Brandon Putt.

Risk Management


  • Each soccer year all EYSA coaches must submit a Risk Management Application through our state affiliate, Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association (EPYSA).
  • The upcoming new soccer year begins 8/1/2017 thru 7/31/2018. All coaches must complete the application for 2017-18, even if you completed it in a previous soccer year.
  • Once complete simply inform the CPD Director, Brandon Putt. No documentation need be provided.

Coaches Code of Conduct



Coaches Manual


Further Reading