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STEPS TO BECOMING AN AYSO VOLUNTEER

  1. Go to www.ayso690.org
    • If you had a child registered or volunteered last year with AYSO Region 690, you should select “LOGIN” at the top right corner of the screen. As you register your child for this upcoming fall, you will be given the opportunity to select the option to volunteer. Follow the steps and update any information as needed. You will then be able to e-sign and print your form. Please bring your form to registration.
    • If you did not have a child registered or did not volunteer last year with AYSO 690, you should select “Register Now” at the top right corner of the screen. You will need to create an account and follow the steps to complete the volunteer information with AYSO. You will then be able to e-sign and print your form. Please bring your form to registration.

  2. Background Checks
    • The state of PA requires ANYONE who volunteers with children in any capacity to obtain both Criminal and Child Abuse background checks. If you have moved to the state within the past 10 years, you will also need an FBI clearance.
    • There are NO exceptions to this rule. You MUST have your clearances or you cannot volunteer. The good news is there is no fee for the Criminal and Child Abuse Clearances!
    • If you submitted your clearances within the past 5 years to AYSO, GOOD NEWS – please skip to #7.
    • If you have not submitted your clearances with the past 5 years to AYSO, please continue to #3.

  3. Obtain Criminal Record Check
    • Go to https://epatch.state.pa.us
    • Select “new record check (VOLUNTEERS ONLY)”
    • Read the terms and conditions and check the “Volunteer Acknowledgement Section” box at the bottom of the page and select “accept”.
    • On the next page list the volunteer organization name (American Youth Soccer Organization)
    • Fill in your name, personal address, and phone number. Click “next”.
    • Review the information and select “proceed”. Complete the next page (name, address, SSN, DOB, etc.) and select “enter this request”.
    • A new request form will pop up. Just scroll to the bottom and select “finished”.
    • Please wait until processing has finished before reviewing any background checks.
    • Once processing is complete, click on the Control Number hyperlink to view the details of a specific record check.
    • Click on that control number and it will take you to your printable clearance.
    • Make certain to print and also save your clearance.

  4. Obtain Child Abuse History Clearance
    • Go to https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home
    • This clearance takes a little longer to complete. It does ask for every single address you’ve resided at since 1975. You will then be asked to list everyone you’ve lived with since 1975: parents, siblings, spouse(s), children, roommates, grandparents, etc. The good news is they only want as much as you can remember.
    • You must first create a Keystone ID. Select “Create Individual Account."
    • Follow the prompts to create your username. You will then receive a confirmation email with your temporary password, click on the link in the email to proceed to log in.
    • It will prompt you to immediately change your password.
    • You will then need to select “Create Clearance Application”.
    • When you get to “application purpose,” select “volunteer” and “other” for volunteer category.
    • Please list the agency name as: American Youth Soccer Organization.
    • Follow the prompts on each page to complete the application.
    • Once completed, you will receive an email confirming the receipt of your request.
    • Within a week you will receive another email indicating the clearance is complete.
    • You will need to log in to the site in order to view your completed clearance.
    • Make certain to print and also save your clearance.

  5. Fingerprinting
    • YOU ONLY NEED TO COMPLETE THIS STEP IF YOU HAVE LIVED IN PA LESS THAN 10 YEARS
    • This is the only clearance that is NOT free.
      • AYSO Region 690 will reimburse you for the cost of this clearance
      • Please submit a copy of your payment to: AYSO Region 690, PO Box 195, Montoursville, PA 17754.
    • Again, you only need to do this if you have lived in PA for less than 10 years.
    • Please go to https://www.identogo.com/locations/pennsylvania
      • Select “Digital Fingerprinting”
      • Follow the directions to register online – use service code 1KG6ZJ
      • You will need a debit or credit card to submit payment
      • Once you have registered you will need to print the confirmation
    • To complete the fingerprinting you will need to go to an approved Fingerprint Location
    • A list of locations and hours is provided on the site
    • Remember to print a copy of your payment to be reimbursed.

  6. Submit background checks
    • Volunteers must mail—or scan and email—a copy of the required PA background checks to Safe Haven for review at the follow address:

    Kim Tucker
    Email: [email protected]

  7. Online Training
    • Volunteers must complete the AYSO Safe Haven Training, Concussion Course, and AYSO Summary of the Laws of the Game online
    • These only need to be completed once – NOT each year
    • If this is your first time volunteering for AYSO, or if you have not completed all of these courses in the past, or are not sure, please complete the trainings by going to the “My Courses” tab on https://www.aysou.org and start with the “How-Tos for Volunteers” course.
    • You will need your AYSO user name, password, and AYSO ID number (found on your volunteer paperwork) to complete the trainings.

  8. Stay up-to-date
    • Stay connected with our Facebook page (search: AYSO montoursville 690) and www.ayso690.org for updates as AYSO is constantly changing their requirements and options for completing those requirements
    • Live training courses will be offered over the next few months, please make every effort to attend these live trainings so that you can become a certified coach and/or referee

QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS?

Please contact Kim Tucker at (570) 506-0353 or [email protected]

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AYSO Region 690

P.O. Box 195 
Montoursville, Pennsylvania 17754

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 570-506-0353
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