QYBA Families & Friends,
Effective July 1, 2015 new legislation was enacted to help protect children from abuse and neglect. Any volunteer (head or assistant coach) responsible for the welfare of children or having direct contact with children will be required to have appropriate clearances. Therefore, any individuals interested in coaching in QYBA will need to obtain the necessary clearances to meet Pennsylvania laws. The league will be maintaining records and ensure the coaches adhere to the law.
Once the clearances are obtained they are good for a period of three years. Any volunteer who has valid clearances can submit a copy to QYBA.
All volunteers will need to complete the following:
Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check (SP4-164) through the PA state police. You can print the Pennsylvania State Police form or complete the clearance online.
Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (CY113). You can print the PA Child Abuse form or complete online.
- Effective July 25, 2015 fees for the Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check and Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance have been waived for nonpaid volunteers.
FBI Fingerprint check is to be completed if an individual has not lived in Pennsylvania for the past 10 years. Information on this procedure can be found at https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index_dpw.htm.
- Volunteers that have lived in the state of Pennsylvania for the past 10 years will need to swear in writing that there are NO criminal offenses against the individual. The form should be printed, signed, and submitted.
- If an FBI fingerprint check is required, a $27.50 fee will accompany this clearance.
Additional information can be found regarding the new legislation and all of the necessary clearances at http://www.dhs.pa.gov/findaform/childabusehistoryclearanceforms/index.htm or http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/index.htm.
Completed clearances are to be received to before the first team practice:
PO Box 28
Quakertown, PA 18951
Contact Laks Padmanabhan with any questions regarding clearances at firstname.lastname@example.org