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Grove City Youth Soccer Association

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Required Clearances

The PA Child Protective Services Law changed effective January 1, 2015.  All background checks must be completed using the provider designated by Pennsylvania per the requirements of the law.  Individuals fall into two categories…paid and volunteer…and each has its own set of required clearances. 

Volunteers must provide the following:

  -State Police Criminal Record Check (provided free to volunteers)
  -PA Child Abuse History Clearance  (provided free to volunteers)
  -if PA resident for at least the past 10 years…a complete and notarized Volunteer affidavit
  -if PA resident for less than the past 10 years…FBI Criminal Background Check (requires purchase of clearance)

Individuals who are paid to oversee the children/have direct contact with children must provide the following:

  -State Police Criminal Record Check (requires purchase of clearance)
  -PA Child Abuse History Clearance  (requires purchase of clearance)
  -FBI Criminal Background Check  (requires purchase of clearance)

**PA's revised Child Protective Services law requires individuals required to have clearances to renew their clearances every five (5) years.

REQUIRED SafeSport Training

In addition to the above clearances, all coaches must complete SafeSport Training annually.  The training is free and available online.  The initial course takes no more than 90 minutes to complete.  It has three segments that can be completed separately.  The re-certification takes 15-20 minutes.  The course content includes recognizing child abuse, reporting child abuse, hazing, bullying, and about the reporting process.  Instructions for accessing the course are found at the link below.  

Please email [email protected] to obtain GCYSA's access code. 


Grove City Youth Soccer Association
PO Box 163 
Grove City, Pennsylvania 16127

Email: [email protected]

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