Welcome to the 2020/2021 season! Everything you need to become a coach with FC DELCO is right here.
ALL COACHES must complete steps 1-3.
ECNL, PRCL (PA Regional Club League) and ACELA COACHES must complete steps 1-5.
DA COACHES must complete steps 1-3 and 6-8.
Step 1: Clearances, Concussion and SafeSport Training
If you have current clearances, you are good to go with the first three items! PA Child Abuse, PA Criminal Background Check and FBI clearances are good for five years. If you do not have valid clearances, start here. You will need to have these items completed for step 2.
All of these items along with a photo get uploaded to your GotSport account (see below).
Step 2: GotSport
Per EPYS mandate, clubs must now use GotSport to register staff and maintain risk management documents. IMPORTANT: If you are a Development Academy coach, please click here.
All other Pre-Academy (USYS), ECNL and ECNL Regional coaches, click here AFTER Operations staff has added you to the GotSport system.
Step 3: Cardiac Training and Sideline Sports Doc Training
Please complete the following and email the Certificates of Completion to Operations Manager, Susan Hennelly. Include your name and the item(s) you are forwarding in the subject line.
Step 4: ECNL, ECNL Regional, PRCL (PA Regional Club League) and Acela Coaches ONLY: Set Up a TGS Account
US Club Soccer requirements govern ECNL, ECNL Regional, PRCL (PA Regional Club League) and Acela teams. In addition to the clearance and training process and creation of GotSport account described above, coaches are required to have a TGS Account. Make sure your photo is up to date.
Step 5: ECNL, ECNL Regional, PRCL (PA Regional Club League) and Acela Coaches ONLY: Complete US Club's Background Screening Application
Click here to complete. Note: You will need your FBI, PA State Background and PA Child Abuse clearances as well as your SafeSport Certificate and Sideline Sports Documents to complete this application.
Step 6: DA Coaches Only: Development Academy Coaches must complete an additional step within StackSports. Please reach out to our Operations Director to start this process.
Step 7: DA Coaches Only: Complete a background check. Click here to complete. Note: This system is NOT compatible with Safari.
Instructions: (Note: The background check takes 7-10 business days to process.)
- Have your driver’s license and/or passport available when submitting an application
- Click on ‘Start Your Background Screening Now’ on the left side of the webpage
- Enter 28695114 in the Self Registration Number field
- Enter your information as requested
- Provide legal authorization and certification (Use your full legal name as written on your birth certificate or driver’s license)
If you have any questions, please contact the National Center for Safety Initiatives at 866.833.7100 Anyone needing to run an international background check must also email email@example.com for an international application
Step 8: DA Coaches Only -- SafeSport Training and Upload of Additional Documentation (should already be completed in step 1)
All coaches, trainers, and staff with access to athletes are required to complete the SafeSport training. In addition, following passage of S.534 – the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 (the “SafeSport Act”), U.S. Soccer urges all Development Academy clubs to ensure all club personnel are trained, whether or not they work with a Development Academy team, from Board members to volunteers.
The SafeSport Training Platform requires a 90-minute course for completion. Once the course has been completed, the “SafeSport Trained” certificate must be uploaded in U.S. Soccer Connect under the coaches/staff members registration. (For club personnel not working with Development Academy teams, there is no need to upload the certificate).
- Click here to register.
- Contact our club operations manager for the access code.
- Please add ‘U.S. Soccer’ to your membership profile upon registration of an account.
- In addition to the background check and SafeSport training, the following documents are required for coaches:
- Coach Photo (head shot shoulders up in club issued gear)
- Coach Waiver
- SafeSport Trained Certificate
- Background Check
- Must have a profile made in the Learning Center (previously Digital Coaching Center)
Any questions on the Development Academy risk management process can be directed to the club’s Director of Operations.