Info For Coaches
Please be sure to read the Coaches Guidelines.
No one will be permitted to coach without having completed the Pennsylvania state mandated clearances and a current year Risk Management form.
EPYSA Risk Management
Must be completed by every head and assistant coach EVERY season.
PA State Police Background Check
This background check is free for volunteers. If you have recent clearances from other sports affiliations or work, we would just need a copy.
Results can take up to 4 weeks.
PA Child Abuse Clearance
This clearance is free for volunteers. If you have recent clearances from other sports affiliations or work, we would just need a copy.
The result may be determined immediately, but can take up to 4 weeks.
FBI Background check
This clearance is $27.50. You would only need to be completed if you have NOT lived in Pennsylvania for the last ten (10) consecutive years
The process begins by registering online, then proceeds to the fingerprint site of your choice for fingerprinting. Results can take 4-6 weeks.
Unfortunately, due to the limited budget of our club, we are unable to reimburse you for the expense of the required clearances. If you have recent clearances from other sports affiliations or work, we would just need a copy.
These documents are due to PYSA by July 1. We need to have paper copies of the PA State Police Background Check, FBI Background check and PA Child Abuse Clearance on file at all times for all coaches and assistant coaches.
Once you have completed the online request and have received these documents, please send them to us at:
Pottsville Youth Soccer Association
P.O. Box 322
Pottsville, PA 17901
Coaching assignments are dependent upon clearance results and the number of teams needed per season.
Notifications of game cancellations and/or practice field closures will ONLY be done through Rained Out messages. No phone calls will be made to coaches, therefore all coaches MUST be registered with Rained Out by July 1.
Your Rained Out registration must be redone EVERY season as the previous year's group is deleted.
Coaches will receive an email every season with instructions for how to register.
Rained Out is for head and assistant coaches ONLY! Parents and/or players should not register for Rained Out notifications.
**You can sign up with BOTH your cell phone and email. Cell phone notifications tends to be immediate whereas email notifications have been delayed in the past due to email provider routing issues.
Emails and/or cell phone registered with Rained Out are not sold or used for other anything but PYSA notifications.
Concussion Awareness Training
All PYSA coaches MUST complete the training and quiz, print out your completion certificate, and submit it to PYSA.
All coaches will need to prepare a schedule to hand out to each member of their team. These schedules will also be posted on our website under the Teams tab.
All schedules should have contact information for all coaches, practices times and location, game schedules and many teams like to have the players names listed.
Sample schedules - You can type directly into the form and then save to your harddrive to be able to customize to your team: