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Coaching Requirements

FC Brandywine follows BYC’s Manual Process for the screening of all volunteers as of 7/1/15 to be in compliance with PA Act 153:

  • Volunteer will register on the BYC registration page.  Volunteers will be asked a series of questions pertaining to the screening process outlined below.
  • Registration page then will walk the volunteer thru the requirements.
    • National background check prior to the start of EVERY sport season (no carryover).  This clearance is done FREE of charge for any BYC volunteer.
    • PA Criminal Reference Check – SP4-164 (required every 36 months).  Result will be emailed back to the volunteer and can be printed out or saved.  Volunteer will be responsible for any fees associated with obtaining this clearance.
      • Child Abuse History Clearance Online:  Click Here
    • PA Child Abuse History Clearance – CY113 (required every 36 months).  Result will be emailed back to the volunteer and can be printed out or saved.  Volunteer will be responsible for any fees associated with obtaining this clearance.
      • Applicants can go to the Pennsylvania Access To Criminal History website and apply for their criminal record check online with the Pennsylvania State Police at:  Click Here
    • FBI Criminal Background Check (required if the volunteer has not lived in PA for 10 continuous years, required every 36 months).  Result will be emailed back to the volunteer and can be printed out or saved.  Volunteer will be required to pay the fee for this clearance.
    • Concussion prevention education (live seminar or on-line learning module) – required every year.  BYC will track this information from attendance at a live seminar or completion of the on-line learning module.
  • All BYC volunteers will be issued a picture ID card.  BYC will hold registration event(s) for their volunteers prior to the start of each season.  All required documents should be held onto by the volunteer until the data collection day / picture ID day.
    • New Volunteer:  will have a picture taken for the ID card and will need to present their documents.  A sticker indicating the expiration of the 3 checks below will be affixed to the ID card.
      • PA Criminal Reference Check
      • PA Child Abuse History Clearance
      • FBI Criminal Background Check (if applicable)
    • Returning Volunteer:  will only need to go thru this part of the process every 3 years but will need to complete the National Background Check (free) and Concussion Prevention Education.

Here is a link to the Pennsylvania Department of Education website where individuals can fill-out the necessary information online.