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Volunteer Clearances

Volunteer Clearance Information

In Pennsylvania, in order to work or volunteer with children, Pennsylvania law REQUIRES that ALL Volunteers (i.e., Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Volunteers, etc., who have DIRECT CONTACT with Children) obtain certain clearances.

EVERY HEAD COACH, ASSISTANT COACH, OR OTHER VOLUNTEER(S) WHO HAS DIRECT CONTACT WITH CHILDREN MUST HAVE ALL OF THEIR CLEARANCES IN PLACE AND BE CLEARED WITH SFYB BEFORE THEY CAN HAVE ANY DIRECT CONTACT WITH CHILDREN (i.e., PRACTICE, GAMES, ETC.).  THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.  THIS IS THE LAW OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA.

Documents are required prior to upload to Background Manager. Clearances can take several days to process. The only cost involved is if you are required to be fingerprinted for the FBI clearance (i.e., if you have not lived in Pennsylvania for the past 10 years).

If you are a RETURNING COACH you can check your status on Background Manager by logging in to your account.

If you are a NEW COACH and have clearances that are not expired, go to
Background Manager, select Start Background Check and enter the Organization Code‚Äč sfhoops15 to upload your documents.

If you are a NEW COACH WITHOUT CLEARANCES or a RETURNING COACH WHO NEEDS TO UPDATE THEIR CLEARANCES you must obtain and submit the following clearances:
 

  • Report of Criminal History from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP)
    1. Required by all volunteers.
    2. Go HERE to complete your PA Criminal Record Check online.
    3. The report will be instantly available to you to print/save electronically.
    4. There is no fee for volunteers requesting this clearance, but you can only get one free report every 5 years.
       
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
    1. Required by all volunteers.
    2. Go HERE to complete your PA Child Abuse History Clearance online.
    3. The report will be mailed and emailed to you to print/save electronically. This is usually available within 48 hours of completing the request form, but it may take up to 14 days to process.
    4. There is no fee for volunteers requesting this clearance, but you can only get one free report every 5 years.
       
  • FBI Criminal History Record Check (fingerprinting) or SFYB Volunteer Affidavit
    • One of these two items is required by all volunteers (exemptions from the FBI Federal Criminal History Record Check are possible and described in greater detail under last bullet below).
    • This is a 3-step process.
      • Step 1: Click HERE to register and schedule an appointment.  Enter 1KG6ZJ for service code.
      • Step 2: Go to a fingerprinting site (locations available on the website) to have your fingerprints submitted electronically. You will receive a receipt at your appointment that contains your UEID number that you can upload until your results are sent to you. Save the receipt. 
      • Step 3:  Submit a copy (or picture) of the receipt containing the UEID number as one of the required documents for Background Manager.  
      • Volunteers are exempt from needing to complete the FBI Federal Criminal History Record Check (fingerprinting) if they:
        1. Have resided within Pennsylvania consecutively for the past 10 years; AND
        2. Complete the Spring-Ford Youth Basketball Volunteer Affidavit attached below.

  


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