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Baldwin Whitehall Soccer Association

Clearances

The PA Child Protective Services Law changed effective January 1, 2015.  The change no longer permits organizations like PA West Soccer to conduct background checks through a third party provider.  All background checks must be completed using the provider designated by Pennsylvania per the requirements of the law.  Individuals fall into two categories…paid and volunteer…and each has its own set of required clearances. All individuals must upload the required documents into the PA West Soccer Online Risk Management System (link to the portal and additional info at the bottom of the page).

Volunteers must provide the following:

  -State Police Criminal Record Check
  -PA Child Abuse History Clearance
  -if PA resident for at least the past 10 years…a complete and notarized Volunteer affidavit
  -if PA resident for less than the past 10 years…FBI Criminal Background Check
 - Completed SafeSport Training
 

Individuals who are paid to oversee the children/have direct contact with children must provide the following:

  -State Police Criminal Record Check
  -PA Child Abuse History Clearance
  -FBI Criminal Background Check
 - Completed SafeSport Training

All individuals must upload the required documents into the PA West Soccer Online Risk Management System  Click Here to begin uploading documents

How To Obtain Your Background Checks
PA State Police Report:
PA State Police Criminal Record Checks are free for volunteers and cost approximately 22.00 for those who are paid.  They can be obtained online by visiting the State Police web site - Click Here.
 
Child Abuse History Report:
PA Child Abuse History Clearance requests may be made online - Click Here  They are free for volunteers and the cost is approximately 20.00 for those who are paid.

Volunteer Waiver Affidavit or FBI Criminal Background Check:
If you have been a been a PA resident for the last 10 years, you can submit the affidavit.  The document does need to be notarized.  If you have not lived in PA for the past 10 years, you will need to complete the FBI Clearances.  Both expenses are reimbursable from BWSA

Volunteer Qualification Affidavit (PDF): Click Here
 


To request an FBI Fingerprint Clearance: Click Here   This link will take you to the page managed by Identogo for the Commonwealth of PA to help individuals attain an FBI clearance.  Attached at this link is a PDF with instructions and the Service Code you'll need to schedule an appointment for your digital fingerprinting.  The approximate cost will be 21.35.  

SafeSport
U.S. Soccer has developed the Safe Soccer Framework as a foundation from which all participants in the soccer community, be they athletes, coaches, referees, administrators or volunteers, play an active role in creating an environment free from emotional, physical or sexual abuse. The Safe Soccer Framework is a comprehensive program of policies and process, screening, education and training, reporting, monitoring and enforcement designed to help participants detect and report abuse, respond to it, and prevent future occurrences. This Framework applies to U.S. Soccer national level programs. Please seen Policy 212-3 below for information applicable to U.S. Soccer’s Organization Members.

Safesport has a refresher course that needs completed yearly.  

SafeSport Website

 

 If asked for an access code, use this

Access Code: YC3E-6P5G-YYIL-CS2M




 


Certifications

PA West requires all Travel coaches, Head and Assistant, to have a minimum of  the US Soccer Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module (online) via the USSF Digital Coaching Center.

Link to USSF Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module
  • Create an account with the USSF DCC
  • Complete the Free Intro to Grassroots Coaching Module\
  • Send screenshot of Completed Module to the Travel Coordinator.   The screenshot must show your name
  • Travel Coordinator will then send the screenshot to Cheryl at PA West to update the coach's record.  

 

PA West Scheduled Blended Courses
PA West does regularly offer in person and online Grassroots courses 

Link to PA West Scheduled Courses

BWSA does reimburse for all coaching licenses.

Field Status

Open Open

Colewood Park (07:14 PM | 09/13/20)

Open Open

Millenium Park (11:18 AM | 09/04/19)