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Volunteer Background Check

BYC requires ALL VOLUNTEERS & COACHES (head coaches and assistant coaches) to be in compliance with PA Act 153.  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:  Must have all of the following documentation completed prior to coaching in a sport and in order to receive your picture ID  
  1. National background check prior to the start of EVERY sport season (no carryover).  This clearance is done FREE of charge for any BYC volunteer at: BYC National Background Check
  2. 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. 
    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: PA Criminal Background Check
  3. 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. Child Abuse History Clearance Online: PA Child Abuse Clearance  

  4. 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.  Applicants may register online at: FBI Background Check  

  5. Concussion prevention education (live seminar or on-line learning module completed annually).  BYC will track this information from attendance at a live seminar or completion of the on-line learning module: Concussion Training 


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

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