All Western Lehigh United Coaches/Trainers/Team Managers/Volunteers must submit the following clearances per PA ACT 153 Child Protective Law:
The documents required by WLUSC are dependent on your role and and how long you have ve been a PA resident. Please locate the category which applies to you.
- ...a volunteer over 18 years old who has resided in PA for over 10 years? Then you need to complete...
- ...a volunteer over 18 years old who has NOT resided in PA for over 10 years? Then you need to complete...
- ...a paid coach/staff member? Then you need to complete...
- ...a temporary contractor? Then you need to complete...
Upon completion, forward all documents to email@example.com.
FBI, PA Criminal Record, PA Child Abuse are good for 5 years. If you have current clearances on file with the club, you are in good standing.
PA ACT 101 | Concussions and traumatic brain injuries notice:
The Pennsylvania General Assembly, in 2012, passed the Safety in Youth Sports Act to help prevent the growing number of youth concussions and severe brain injuries among student athletes.
Coaches are often times the first line of defense in recognizing youth concussion symptoms, the law offers concussion safety tips and guidelines for managing these injuries. It also sets clear treatment standards student athletes must follow before returning to play.
A Combined Effort in Preventing and Managing Concussions
The Safety in Youth Sports Act — combined with the efforts of players, parents, coaches, and health professionals — looks to prevent serious head injuries and raise awareness of how to deal with youth concussions.
The law requires that coaches must promptly remove any student athlete suspected of a concussion from the game.
The athlete cannot return to play until cleared in writing by a health professional trained in diagnosing and managing concussions.
For those who do not follow these safety standards outlined in the youth concussion act, the law sets the following penalties:
- First offense = suspension from coaching any athletic activity for the remainder of the season.
- Second offense = suspension from coaching for the remainder of the season, as well as the next season.
- Third offense = permanent ban for life from any coaching activity.
Links to Supplemental Documents