Coaching & Volunteering Clearances
PA state law and YCYFL rule requires ALL coaches and volunteers with "direct contact with children" to get their state police clearances and PA child abuse clearances. This means that if you plan to help on the field game day OR at practices, you must obtain these clearances, sign a YCYFA mandatory reporter affidavit acknowledging your duties as a mandatory reporter, and finally obtain a league ID badge.
These clearances can be obtained:
1.) Child abuse clearance:
2.) Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check:
3.) FBI Fingerprint procedures (only required if you have not lived in PA for the past 10 years, if you HAVE lived in PA for the last 10 years, you need to fill out the YCYFA FBI exemption letter)
4.) Drivers License/Photo ID
In addition to the above clearances, coaches must also complete and submit the following:
1.) SEYFA Coaching Application
2.) YCYFA Coaches Code of Conduct
3.) SEYFA Coaches Code of Conduct
4.) USA Football membership and tackle 1 certification (Coaches can visit https://usafootball.com/login to log in to an existing account or create a new account to properly associate with your organization to receive a discount on the Youth Tackle Coach Certification/Recertification.)
To obtain league ID badges please email SEYFARAMS@GMAIL.COM with FULL COLOR copies of all of these documents and a drivers license. Badges MUST be obtained before coaches or volunteers are permitted on the field.
Coaching application and paperwork can be found
on the Handouts page