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SYC Youth Club

Information for Volunteers

Dear SYC LL Volunteer,

THANK YOU for volunteering or considering to volunteer with SYC Little League; our league would not be successful without YOU!  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)
-Practice volunteers
-Team parents

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.  

If you're interested in volunteering with SYCLL, please contact Matt Shue at [email protected].

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.

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

Note: All clearance checks which were performed prior to September 1, 2014 must be renewed for the 2019 season!

Clearance requirements if the volunteer has been a resident of PA continuously for the past 10 years:
1) Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check (FREE)
2) Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance through the Dept. of Human Services (FREE)
3) Signed disclaimer affirming no charges in other states that would prohibit selection as a volunteer


Clearance requirements if the volunteer has NOT been a resident of PA continuously for the past 10 years:
1) Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check (FREE)
2) Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance through the Dept. of Human Services (FREE)
3) FBI Criminal Background Check (fingerprint check) for federal criminal history records ($22.50)
 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:

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

In addition:

All volunteers are required to fill out an online background check form for Little League International.  The online form will complete your 2019 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 ([email protected]) with subject: SYCLL Background Questionnaire Notification.  The email contains a link to the 2019 volunteer application and questionnaire to complete the background check.  Please do not delay and fill it out as soon as possible.

Once you have completed these checks, print/save the results and give to Matt Shue ([email protected]) directly.  All volunteers must have all these documents approved before they can supervise any children associated with SYC Little League.

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