The NYAA is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit youth sports organization serving the Northwestern Lehigh School District area, providing educational athletic opportunities that range from recreational to competitive for pre-school through high school aged boy
 
 
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The state of Pennsylvania has implemented new law in the area of background checks.  Starting in 2015, there are additional checks that EVERY coach, manager, trainer, and volunteer must go through if they will have any involvement with any of our youth teams.  Please follow the steps in order below.

 

Step One - PA State background check

Cost: $10.00 (credit card required)

Notes: Follow the link below to get to the PA State website that performs the check.  This will return the results immediately.  Please print out both your receipt and your certificate. 

Website: https://epatch.state.pa.us

 

Step Two - PA Child Abuse Check

Cost: $10.00 (credit card required)

Notes: Follow the link below to get to the PA State website that performs the child abuse check.  This is a thorough check and will take approximately two weeks to be returned.  Please print out both your receipt and your certificate. 

Website: https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis

 

Step Three - Submit Certificates

Submit the two clearance certificates that you obtained in the steps above to the soccer program (Director or Travel Coordinator).

 

Step Four - EPYSA Risk Management

Cost: FREE

Notes: Follow the link below to get to the EPYSA Website and submit your Risk Management Application.  There are boxes that must be checked during your Risk Management application that state you gave your state mandated clearances to your club.  For this reason it is extremely important that you do these steps in order.

Website: https://www.youthleaguesusa.com/epys/15-16/RiskManagement.html

 

Step Four - Concussion 

Cost: FREE

Notes: Follow the link below to get to the CDC website that walks you through the Heads Up concussion awareness course geared to youth sports.  When completed please print out your certificate and give copy to the Director or Travel Coordinator. Do not forget to print the certificate as it is required in order to coach any NYAA youth sports team.

Website:  http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/training/index.html