Mandatory Background Checks for Coaches
To comply with recent changes to Pennsylvania law, PAA will require all head and assistant coaches to obtain and submit copies of their Pennsylvania State Policy criminal history and child abuse history certifications before they can begin coaching in 2019. These documents can be obtained at the following websites:
Criminal history - https://epatch.state.pa.us
Child abuse clearance - https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home
Volunteers can obtain free certifications from these websites once every 57 months, and PAA can accept certifications that have been obtained any time in the past 60 months.
Prospective coaches who have not lived in Pennsylvania continuously for the last 10 years are subject to an additional FBI background check. Please contact Anthony Mosca at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you wish to coach and have not lived in Pennsylvania for the last 10 years.
Prospective head and assistant coaches must submit these two certifications to Anthony Mosca at email@example.com, before they will be authorized to begin coaching or help coaching any PAA teams. Prospective coaches can begin submitting their certifications and sworn statements now, and we recommend that all prospective coaches begin obtaining and submitting their certifications and statements as soon as possible so as not to delay their participation in spring practices.