Becoming a Coach in the WTAA

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer coach in the WTAA.  The first step is to fill out a coach's application during the individual sport sign up periods. 

Click here for online application

After applying, the applications are reviewed by the Commissioners and the Board of Directors. Head coach candidates are presented to the Board by the Commissioners and approved by the WTAA Board. All coaches, including assistants (and scorekeepers in baseball and softball) must have a current background checks following the procedures outlined below. Once a head coach is selected, they then select their assistant coaches. All coaching candidates are reviewed and approved by the WTAA Board.

Online Background Check Process

Below, are instructions on how to obtain your online background check. Once a coach's background check is completed and passed, they are cleared from year to year as long as they stay active as coaches in the organization. 

How to obtain your background checks, and the procedures to follow: 

Click here for Protect Youth Sports background check website.  

ALL coaching applicants for ALL WTAA sports must go through the screening process to be considered for coaching positions. This applies to those coaches currently cleared with the previous background checking process.  There is a $21.00 fee to process the background checks.  In cases of need, the $21..00 fee will be reimbursed to the applicant upon written request to the WTAA.

In the event that the applicant is not selected to be a coach, they can have the fee refunded, unless they intend to apply for another sport during that calendar year.

Screenings include:

  • SSN Verification & Address History Trace
  • National Criminal Database Search (with Re-Verification of positive records)
  • National Sex Offender Registry Search
  • AKA/Alias National Search


PLEASE READ-PA House Bill on Required Clearances for Volunteers Working with Children

The PA House of Representatives has recently passed a new bill requiring further clearances for volunteers working with children in the State of Pennsylvania.

Click here to read the new requirements

Click here to read FAQs