PA Child Protection Laws & Clearances

PA State Laws have changed and starting July 1, 2015 all volunteers and paid coaches must now complete the following before being allowed to work with children. Please turn in all certificates at one time to the club secretary before your first practice. If you have already completed any of these for another club, sport or school district, the clearances are portable and I will just need a copy, they must be within the last year. Click here for more information regarding PA Child Protection Laws and Clearances from EPYSA.

Email address:

Send to Info@Myerstownsoccerclub.org (include age group and position in the subject line)

Please feel free to contact the Club Registrar with any questions or log onto www.keepkidssafe.pa.gov for more information.

Volunteers: Coaches, Team manager, board members, Age group coordinators, etc.

Any Volunteer Coaches Over the Age of 17
Thank you so much for volunteering to coach.  PA State Laws have changed and starting July 1, 2015 all volunteers must now complete the following before being allowed to work with children. Please turn in all certificates at one time to the club registrar before your first practice. If you have already completed any of these for another club, sport or school district, the clearances are portable and I will just need a copy.  Click here for more information regarding PA Child Protection Laws and Clearances from EPYSA.:

1. PA State Police Clearance:
Need certificate turned in to Club President
https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp

Free for Volunteers- Time: Usually instant approval. Have to renew every 5 years.

2. PA Child Abuse Clearance:
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eed certificate turned in to Club President
https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home

Free for Volunteers- Time: Minimum of 14 days for approval, but possibly longer. Have to renew every 5 years.

3. FBI Background Check: (if you lived in PA for at least 10 years you ONLY need to print the form below and sign). 

Volunteers not requiring an FBI check, and have been a continuous resident of PA for the last ten years, must swear or affirm in writing that they have no other convictions that would disqualify them: http://www.keepkidssafe.pa.gov/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/document/c_160267.pdf. <———-Print this form, sign and email back to Registrar.   If you haven’t lived in PA for 10+ years you must do fingerprints.
Need certificate or affirmation document turned in to Club President
https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index_dpw.htm

Cost: $27.50. Time: About 3 weeks for approval. You will need to register online first and then go get fingerprinted at an approved location. Have to renew every 5 years.

Thank you for volunteering for Myerstown Soccer Club. We could not do it without all of your support!