***If you were a coach or referee in the past and have submitted clearances to EYSA office, you DO NOT need to get new clearances. You must upload your clearances to the background manager. If you do not have hard copies of your clearances, please go to the clearance websites to see if they are stored. If not, contact EYSA office to make arrangements to get a copy of your clearances.
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In 2015, the State of Pennsylvania has revised their background check requirements for volunteers who interact with children. If you volunteer or interact with children, you are required to obtain certain clearances and provide copies to the organization. To coach or refereer with EYSA, you will need to obtain a copy of your certificates and if you are a resident of PA continiusly for the past 10 years, a copy of your Disclosure Statement must be provided to EYSA. This applies to all individuals that will be a coach, assistant coach or referee. Upon completion, these new clearance requirements are valid for a five year period and will be portable to any place you volunteer with children.
Effective for the 2020 season, the club is using a software application called backgroundmanager.com to help volunteers acquire, store and report on individuals who have completed the required background searches. In addition the software will help store and track the annual concussion awareness certification.
The process in using the application is straight forward. If you do not have your background checks completed, the software will help you obtain all the background certifications that you need. If you already have completed your certifications, the software will allow you to upload the copy of your certificate directly into your profile. Finally, the software will alert you when one of your certification is about to expire in order for you to update the certification.
To begin the process, visit: https://www.backgroundmanager.com/
You may also want to reference the instructions for the Child Welfare site if you are in the process of obtaining your clearances.
Questions about this process, EYSA clearance requirements or the software? Please contact your Area Director.
All questions about specific clearances or emails you have received from Background Manager should be directed to: email@example.com