Website Manager

SYC Youth Club

Information for Volunteers


Dear SYC Little League Volunteer,

THANK YOU for volunteering or considering to volunteer with SYC Little League; our league would not be successful without YOU!  

Please contact Matt Shue (SYC Baseball Background Clearance Coordinator) at [email protected] to submit clearance certificates or with clearance related questions.

As volunteers we have regular interactions with our players.  As such, we are required to undergo (and provide documentation related to) background checks to ensure that we protect our children.  

SYC Little League is fully committed to the safety and protection of all children enrolled in our programs.  We will therefore comply with all Pennsylvania state laws and Little League policies and regulations regarding background checks for all volunteers.

Volunteer roles that require background clearance information include (but may not be limited to):
     - SYCLL Board of Directors positions
     - Managers (i.e., head coaches)
     - Coaches
     - Practice volunteers
     - Team parents
     - Umpires

Essentially, any volunteer role where an adult may have regular contact with and/or responsibility or oversight of SYC players requires the background clearance paperwork.  All background clearance documentation is required before any volunteer can have contact with players.  

There are two sets of information that we must collect: 
      
1) information required by the State of PA and 
      
2) information required by Little League International.

All volunteers must have all clearance documents approved before they can supervise children associated with SYC Little League.
To read more about background check requirements, please visit:
      State of PA
      Little League International

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CLEARANCE INFORMATION
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Please email all background certificates to Matt Shue at [email protected]

1) Requirements for the State of PA (all volunteers must provide the following):

Note: PA state clearances are good for a five (5) year period. All clearance checks which were performed prior to September 1, 2016 must be renewed for the 2021 season!

     a) Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check (FREE)
         https://epatch.state.pa.us/

     b) Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance through the Dept. of Human Services (FREE)

         https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home

     c) ONE of the following:
If the volunteer has been a resident of PA continuously for the past 10 years:
Signed disclaimer affirming no charges in other states that would prohibit selection as a volunteer

               http://www.pastatell.org/Background%20Check%20Signature%20Form.pdf

               OR:


                If the volunteer has NOT been a resident of PA continuously for the past 10 years:
                FBI Criminal Background Check (fingerprint check) for federal criminal history records ($22.50)
                https://uenroll.identogo.com/
               
                If you are unsure of the service code, please use service code for PA Dept. of Education School Districts: 1KG6XN

2) Requirements for Little League International:

     a) All volunteers must submit a picture ID to have on-file (e.g., copy of driver's license).  

     b) Online Little League volunteer application and national criminal history and sex offender registry check:

All volunteers are required to fill out an online background check form for Little League International.  The online form will complete your 2021 Little League Volunteer Application and will also complete a National criminal history and National sex offender registry check as required by Little League International.  Little League has partnered with JD Palantine.  You will receive a link via email to the online questionnaire from SYCLL with the subject line: SYCLL Background Questionnaire Notification.  The email contains a link to the 2021 volunteer application and questionnaire to complete the background check.  Please do not delay and fill it out as soon as possible once the link is received.