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Peters Township Soccer Assocation

Become a Coach

Thanks for your desire to volunteer with the Peterson Township Soccer Association! All volunteers must obtain the proper clearances, and those clearances must be provided to our regional governing body, PA West Soccer. Please complete the process below to ensure that we have the proper clearances on file.

State Law Affects All Youth Sports Organizations

All background checks must be completed using the provider designated by PA 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 10 continuous years…a complete and notarized Volunteer affidavit
  • If PA resident for less than 10 continuous years…FBI Criminal Background Check
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
How To Obtain Your Background Checks:
 
Part 1: PA State Police Report
PA State Police Criminal Record Checks can be obtained online by visiting the State Police web site - Click Here.
 
Part 2: Child Abuse History Report
PA Child Abuse History Clearances may be made online - Click Here
Results may be immediate or can take 7-14 business days to complete.
If results are immediate you may need to log back into the system - retain your username and password for this.
The Clearance Hotline is 877-371-5422.

If you have been a PA resident for 10 years or more:

Part 3a: Volunteer Qualification Affidavit (PDF): Click Here

Or, if you have been a PA resident for less than 10 years:

Part 3b: FBI Criminal Background Check
To request an FBI Fingerprint Clearance, you must first register. Click Here

The, follow the instructions on this PDF, which includes the proper service code for our organization.

Once you have completed parts 1, 2, and 3a or 3b, the resulting documents need to be provided to PA West:

How To Receive Approval - PA West Soccer Online Risk Management System

PA West Soccer coaches, referees, and volunteers are required to comply with the Child Protective Services law. Please upload copies of your required documents into your record in the PA West Soccer Online Risk Management System. Using this system you'll create an application and upload your documents into your admin record. You'll use your current login info if you have an account in our online registration system; if you don't have an account you'll need to create one.

PA West Soccer Criminal Background Check Policy

PA West Soccer Zero Tolerance Risk Management Policy

If you need Assistance or have questions, please contact the PA West Soccer State Office via email at [email protected] or by phone at 412-856-8011 or the PTSA's Director of Risk Management, Lara Clarke, at [email protected].

REFEREE INFO (14-17 YEARS OLD):

  • Affidavit may be signed by parent and notarized then uploaded
  • NO FBI PROCESS IS NECESSARY
  • For driver’s license request put zeros in the fields when prompted
  • Find all of the details from PA West at this page.
SafeSport Training

US Soccer requires all coaches complete an online SafeSport training course. The course content includes recognizing child abuse, reporting child abuse, hazing, bullying, and the reporting process. The league commissioner for you age group will contact you with details about how to complete the training.


Coaching Licenses

US Soccer provides its "Grassroots" coaching initiative to provide education for all coaches. See the US Soccer Coaching Education Pathway for full details of the program. PTSA recommends at all coaches take the free, 20 minute online Introductory Module now to start the coaching education process. Check out the FAQ. After you have completed the online course, please email your completion certificate to our Registrar.

Contact Us

Peters Township Soccer Association

138 Meredith Dr 
Venetia, Pennsylvania 15367

Email Us: [email protected]
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