Coaches Getting Started
PA Child Protection Laws & Clearances
- In 2013-14, Pennsylvania signed more than 20 new child protection acts into law [www.keepkidssafe.pa.gov].
- All EYSA volunteers in direct contact with our players are required to comply with these laws.
- Clearances are good for five (5) years; you do not need to resubmit these if you have previously done so within this time frame. Also, if within the last two (2) years you have already obtained these clearances for other purposes, you may simply submit those same certificates.
- Complete these checks as outlined in the orange boxes below and submit copies of each certificate to the Equipment Coordinator, Todd Reinert.
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.
- 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.
- 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 8/1/2016 thru 7/31/2017. All coaches must complete the application for 2016-17, 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
- EYSA promotes and encourages high standards of sportsmanship and fair play. Coaches will not be permitted to coach for our club until they have returned their signed Code of Conduct form.
- There are two methods to complete this form, found at the following link: EYSACoachesCodeofConduct.pdf:
Completed forms should be submitted to the CPD Director, Brandon Putt.
- Print the Code of Conduct form. Sign the form, scan it and email this hand-signed file.
- Save the Code of Conduct form to your computer. Complete the form by typing your name in the Signature block and checking the ‘electronic signature’ box. Save this e-signed form and email this file.
- All coaches should review the manual prior to the initial coaches meeting. You will find the manual in PDF form HERE.