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

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:
    1. Print the Code of Conduct form. Sign the form, scan it and email this hand-signed file.
    2. 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.
  • Completed forms should be submitted to the CPD Director, Brandon Putt.

Coaches Manual

Further Reading