Last Updated: December 8, 2016
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Old Allegheny Soccer was founded more than 25 years ago to provide a positive learning experience so that kids can have fun and learn to play soccer. We offer instructional, in-house recreational, and travel team soccer programs for children ages 5 - 19. Our players come from the Northside and North Hills neighborhoods of Pittsburgh, although anyone can play, regardless of where they live. Many of our players have gone on to play for their High School and College teams.


Old Allgheny Soccer New Board Members

November 21, 2016

At the Annual Meeting of Old Allegheny Soccer, the members voted to re-elect Shawn Lundy and Brittany Spencer and to elect 2 new members to the board - Fabian Garcia and Buford Marsh.  

The new board had its first meeting and elected the officers on November 20, 2016.

As of November 20, 2016 the board an officers are as follows:

Mark Masterson, President

Shawn Lundy, Vice President

Coe Spenser, Treasurer

Stacey Roa, Secretary

Dave Wilson, Board Member

Buford Marsh, Board Member

Gary Koah, Board Member

Christopher Cruz, Board Member

Fabian Garcia, Board Member

Brittany Spencer, Board Member

We have 11 board members now, the maximum allowed by the bylaws.

Board members serve for three year periods.  Each year, approximately 1/3 of the board seats are up for election, which occurs at our Annual Meeting/Awards Ceremony in October or November of each year.  Officers are elected by the board members in November or December.

You can read more about what is happening by clicking the link “Organization Info” in the left column or CLICKING HERE.

F License Requirement for All Coaches

Old Allegheny Soccer is a member of PA West Soccer.  As such, all of our coaches and assistant coaches are required to take the online US Soccer Federation F License.  The cost is $25, which will be reimbursed to you once we receive a copy of your F License.  For a course description and to register click here: http://www.ussoccer.com/coaching-education/licenses/national-f  

You can print out your certificate for the youth modules and F course after completing the course online.  You can also get a pdf of the certificate.  Please email the F License to Mark Masterson and copy Coe Spencer on that email so you can be reimbursed.

The course takes approximately 1 hour or to complete and is done entirely online.

PA Criminal & Child Abuse Clearances for ALL Coaches

Effective July 1, 2015, per PA State Law, all coaches must complete the clearances required by the 2015 amendments to the PA Child Protective Services Law.  The PA Child Protective Services Law changed effective January 1, 2015.  The change no longer permits organizations like Old Allegheny Soccer to conduct background checks through a third party provider.  All background checks must be completed using the provider designated by PA per the requirements of the law.  

Volunteers must provide the following:

   -State Police Criminal Record Check

   -PA Child Abuse History Clearance 

   -if PA resident for at least 10 continuous years…a complete and notarized Volunteer affidavit

  -if PA resident for less than 10 continuous years…FBI Criminal Background Check
 
Volunteers are required to comply with the law beginning July 1, 2015.
 
How To Obtain Your Background Checks:

PA State Police Report:
PA State Police Criminal Record Checks cost is no FREE and can be obtained online by visiting the State Police web site - Click Here.  Old Allegheny Soccer will reimburse you for this expense.
 
Child Abuse History Report:

PA Child Abuse History Clearances may be made online - Click HereThe cost is now FREE.  

FBI Criminal Background Check:
To request an FBI Fingerprint Clearance (approximate cost-27.50): Click Here   Please note: This link will take you to the page managed by Cogent for the state of PA to help individuals attain an FBI clearance.  The Department of Human Services link is your preferable option.  Old Allegheny Soccer will reimburse you for this expense.

Volunteer Qualification Affidavit (PDF)Click HereYou will need to print out this form, take it to a Notary, complete the form, and sign it in presence of a notary.  Please bring your Driver's License or suitable picture ID with you, as you may be asked for identification.  Please give these forms to Mark Masterson.  You can scan and email them to him at markpmasterson@gmail.com.

Please DO NOT delay in beginning the process of securing your new clearances as some take a few weeks to return and the delay could prevent you from being eligible to take the field for training or play.

Old Allegheny Soccer reimburses all coaches, in house referees, and other key volunteers who are required to get these clearances.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mark Masterson, our President and the officer in charge of clearances.  Mark can be reached at markpmasterson@gmail.com