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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.
2017 Annual Members Meeting & Election
In order to maximize the number of people that can vote, we have decided to hold the annual members meeting of Old Allegheny Soccer, Inc. (OAS) will be held at at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday November 4, 2017 at the Activities Building in Riverview Park.
If you submitted a registrations for your child/children to play in the Fall 2017 Instructional, In-House, and/or City League – you are a member of OAS and can vote in the election.
Three board member terms expire this year: Mark Masterson , Chris Cruz and Dave Wilson. Chris and Dave have said that they would like to run for another term. We also have another vacant position that can be filled at the meeting. With Mark stepping down from the board, that means there are two vacant seats to be filled.
According to our bylaws, we were supposed to send a notification of the annual meeting. We are asking the membership to waive this procedure.
If you would like to be elected to the board, you can email the Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) or you can be nominated from the floor at,the meeting.
If you did NOT have a child in the program, but are a volunteer (coach, etc.), then you need to complete this membership form and send it in (or bring it to the meeting). We will be waiving the $5 membership fee.
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
PA State Police Report:
PA Child Abuse History Clearances may be made online - Click Here. The 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 Here. You 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org