For Coaches

COACHES REQUIREMENTS:

 

Volunteers who have been PA resident for 10 years or more must obtain:

  • PA State Police Background Check
  • Child Abuse Clearance
  • Act168 Disclosure Form (Found here: Act168 Form )
  • Safe Environment Training Parts I & II
  • Coaches Orientation

 

Volunteers who have been PA resident for less than 10 years must obtain:

  • Federal Criminal history fingerprint clearance
  • PA State Police Background Check
  • Child Abuse Clearance
  • Safe Environment Training Parts I & II
  • Coaches Orientation

 

Information on where to obtain background checks and clearances can be found in detail on childyouthprotection.org

 

All background checks and clearances must be renewed every 5 years.

 

Coaches orientations are mandatory for all new coaches.  There will be an orientation scheduled prior to each sports season which all new coaches must attend BEFORE they are permitted to volunteer as a coach.  If a coach has a previously scheduled conflict or emergency where they cannot make the required orientation, they must complete the Catholic Coaching Essentials course, (found here:  Catholic Coaching Essentials)  and attend the NEXT available live orientation.

If a coach does not receive their certification at an orientation, they are not permitted to coach.  CYO uses the “Play Like a Champion Today” Coaches Education Program.