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PA Child Protection

PA Child Protection Laws & Clearances


Pennridge soccer offers successful programs thanks to the dedicated volunteers we have.  Volunteers can perform a wide range of functions, it all depends on how involved you want to be.  The majority of PYSA volunteers are coaches for our intramural league, but we also have dedicated individuals that coach travel teams, team parents, help organize the annual concussion tournament, and participate in a Board position.

Interested in volunteering? Please contact PYSA ([email protected]) for more information on how you can get involved.


This page contains important details and links to Pennsylvania Child Protection Laws and associated Clearances. The new laws require background checks for all Pennridge Soccer coaches, assistants, administrators, & team managers. This includes seasonal Intramural coaches.  

The club cannot accept your volunteer service without successful completion of the requisite background checks.


EPYSA Child Safety Memo (March, 2015)
Published by the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association, this document provides details on the new Child Protection laws.
EPYSA Child Safety Memo_3_17.pdf 
Adobe Acrobat document [266.9 KB]

PA Child Protection Clearance Forms


After completing the mandatory forms, please email copies of these (as an attachment) to
[email protected] (for intramural coaches) and
[email protected] (for travel coaches)

You will receive an acknowledgement after the forms have been processed internally.

Pennsylvania Child Welfare Portal (Free) - MANDATORY for all PYSA volunteers

Pennsylvania Criminal Background Check (Free) - MANDATORY for all PYSA volunteers

FBI Background Check (cost: $24.00) - Applies only to those who have resided in PA for less than 10 years

If you have resided in PA for 10+ years, USE THE LINK BELOW for affidavit form (no need for a full background check).

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