Coaches & Parent volunteers wanted
BTAA is always looking for individuals who want to help our players learn softball & baseball. If you are interested in volunteering as a head coach, assistant coach, or just a parent helper, then please contact:
Baseball – Dennis Mills (email@example.com)
Softball – Carol Anthony (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Anyone interested in assisting on the field during practices or games will need to submit their clearances (background checks) in compliance with Pennsylvania’s requirements. In addition, some of the leagues we participate in require certain coaching certifications (see below). Some of the clearances/certifications take a while to obtain, so we recommend you start the process right away, even before you know if you’ve been selected to coach.
The following must be completed once:
· Abuse Prevention Training (we are working to set up a system for you to do this... details to follow)
The following must be completed every 5 years:
· Report of criminal history from the Pennsylvania State police (online)
· Child Abuse history certification from the Department of Human Services (online)
· FBI Criminal history or PA residency affidavit
Here are links to the required documents.
PA State Police Criminal History Record/Act 34
PA Child Abuse History Clearance/Act 51
FBI Criminal History
A fingerprint based federal (FBI) criminal history submitted through the Pennsylvania State Police or its authorized agent is also required, unless you have been a resident of Pennsylvania for the entirety of the previous 10 years. If you have lived in PA for the last 10 years you must complete and return the volunteer affidavit document (see FORMS)
If you haven’t lived in PA continuously for the last 10 years, then you will need to get the fingerprinting done. This is a multi-step process and takes a while to complete, so PLEASE, start the process now at the following website.
If you already have clearances for other volunteering (PTA, other coaching, etc.), please forward a current copy for our review. Otherwise, please start tracking the info down right away.
In addition... a nationwide database search must be completed every 2 years.
BTAA will be utilizing LF Stephens to complete the nationwide search. A release form is located in the handouts folder under the FORMS tab. Please complete the authorization form and send in with the rest of your documents.
Coaching Certification Requirements
The following must be completed one time for baseball head coaches and assistant coaches at all levels from T-ball thru Majors (ages 5-12)
- Babe Ruth Coaching Certification (http://www.baberuthcoaching.org/)
Completed clearances and coaching certifications should be submitted to Steve Solderitch (email@example.com).