Volunteer Requirements

All PVYSA volunteers are required to complete background checks, acquire clearances, and complete the online training courses. (no fee when you register as a volunteer) as defined by Keep Kids Safe PA.

To register: Create a GotSport coach account at:
https://system.gotsport.com/programs/K62920084?reg_role=coach

  • Photo is required for travel and recreational coaches. Please upload a head shot from the shoulders up.
  • PA Child Welfare History Clearance  for all Coaches and for all Volunteers: CLICK HERE TO ACCESS  Good for 5 years.
  •  FBI Fingerprint for Volunteers/Team Managers who have not lived in Pennsylvania for 10 continuous years:  CLICK HERE TO ACCESS Good for 5 years. (Do not do this step if you have lived in PA for 10 continuous years instead do the FBI Affidavit
    • FBI Affidavit for Volunteer Coaches and Team Managers who have lived in Pennsylvania for 10 continuous years: CLICK HERE TO ACCESS This is an annual Requirement.
  • PA State Police Criminal History for all Coaches and Volunteers: CLICK HERE TO ACCESS  Good for 5 years.
  • Safe Sport Training for all PAID Coaches, Volunteer Coaches and Team Managers. CLICK HERE to log into your GotSport account  This is an ANNUAL Requirement
    • To access, CLICK HERE to log into your GotSport account. 
    • Click on Dashboard 
    • Click on “More Info” to the right of SafeSport
    • Click on Access SafeSport
    • Log in with the same email address that you used for GotSport registration or if you completed this training last year be sure to use that same email to log in to access old records.
    • Anyone who took the course last year will be eligible for a shorter refresher course as long as you use the same email that your originally used with SafeSport.
    • If you took the course in the last year, you will see the SafeSport Trained Icon and the date that you took the course.  You will also see a “Refresher 1: Recognizing and Reporting Misconduct” course.  Take the refresher course (This takes approximately 20-30 min and save the certificate for future uploads it also may load automatically into the course)
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  • Heads Up Concussion Training:   This is an ANNUAL Requirement
    • To access, CLICK HERE to log into your GotSport account. 
    • Click on Dashboard 
    • Click on “More Info” to the right of Heads Up
    • Click the link within this area to start the training 
    • This takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete
  • EPYSA Risk Management Form is a form incorporated into the GotSport software and must be completed and signed online. This is an Annual Requirement
    • To access, CLICK HERE to log into your GotSport account. 
    • Click on Dashboard 
    • Click on “More Info” to the right of EPYSA Risk Management Form
    • Click on Submit New Report
    • Complete, Sign, Submit
  • EPYSA Communicable Disease Agreement is an agreement form incorporated into the GotSport software and must be completed and signed online.  This is an Annual Requirement – (THIS MAY HAVE BEEN COMPLETED UPON REGISTRATION)
    • To access, CLICK HERE to log into your GotSport account. 
    • Click on Dashboard 
    • Click on Forms
    • On the left hand side, click on Available Forms
    • Click on Start
    • Click Register Yourself
    • Click Save
    • Read, Sign, Save Agreement
    • Click Check Out
    • Click on Return to Your Profile

If you are interested in becoming a coach for the 2021 Spring Season, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Q1. Is there a cost for any of this?

  • There is no cost for the safesport/concussion course or for the EPYSA risk management application.  There is a $0 cost for the PA state criminal clearance, a $0 cost for the child abuse clearance, and a $27.50 cost if an FBI clearance is needed. 

Q2. Who pays for the clearances?

  • You will need to initially pay the expense for the clearances but if you wish the Club will reimburse you once you turn in the clearances to us.

Q3. What if I did this already at church or at school?  Can I transfer the clearances?

  • Yes you may transfer the clearances if you completed them to volunteer at church, school, etc.  

Q4. Can I start coaching if I have some of the requirements done or have at least applied for them?  What if I don’t do one of these requirements?

  • NO, all the requirements must be completed prior to starting to coach.  IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETE ALL THE REQUIREMENTS, YOU CAN NOT COACH