Background Information

Warrington Soccer Club Volunteers (Coaches, Asst Coaches, Team Managers, Referees)

As you are likely aware, in 2015 the State of Pennsylvania has revised their background check requirements for volunteers who interact with children.  You will need these clearances if you volunteer with any sports teams, Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, school homerooms and class trips, PTA, etc. This applies to all individuals that will be a coach, assistant coach, or travel team manager in the Warrington Soccer Club (WSC).

Upon completion, these new clearance requirements are valid for a five year period and will be portable to any place you volunteer with children. Many of you have or will be going through this same clearance for your jobs. You need to only pay for these clearances once every five years.

In order to coach or manage teams at the Warrington Soccer Club, you will need to provide a copy of your certificates and if a resident of PA continuously for the past 10 years, a copy of your Disclosure Statement to the Warrington Soccer Club.

 Please email these documents to Background@warringtonsoccerpa.org, drop off to our office at 1380 Easton Rd in Warrington or mail to WSC, PO BOX 605, Warrington, PA 18976.

Follow the steps below to complete the new background check clearance requirements:

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST COMPLETE STEPS 1, 2, 3A or 3B, and 4.

STEP 1: Complete the PA Child Abuse History Clearance:

Link: https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home

 

STEP 2: Complete the Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Clearance:

Link: https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp

 

STEP 3A: VOLUNTEERS THAT HAVE LIVED CONTINUOUSLY IN PA FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS

  • Read, sign, and return the following disclosure statement

Link: http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/document/c_160267.pdf

 

STEP 3B: VOLUNTEERS THAT HAVE NOT LIVED CONTINUOUSLY IN PA FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS

  • Complete the FBI Background Check (with fingerprinting) – Fee: 27.50

Link: https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index_dpw.htm

 

STEP 4: Submit completed background check documents and certificates to background@warringtonsoccerpa.org, drop off to our office at 1380 Easton Rd in Warrington or mail to WSC, PO BOX 605, Warrington, PA 18976.

 

Additionally, we strongly encourage every volunteer to go through the free online, “Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Mandated and Permissive Reporting” training.

Link: https://www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu/webapps/portal/execute/tabs/tabAction?tab_tab_group_id=_2_1

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