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Volunteer FAQ

FAQ's for people who wish to volunteer as a coach in Pennsylvania.

Documents & Clearances Required for Coaches

If you are a coach for the Donegal Braves, you will need to complete a few items before you may begin coaching.  

As a volunteer in Pennsylvania you are  required to complete 3 clearances per ACT 34 in Pennsylvania.  The 3 clearances are the PA Child Abuse History Certification, PA State Police Criminal Check, and FBI Clearance.  If you have been a resident of PA for the past 10 consecutive years, you may download, print, and sign the ACT 15- 10 year residency document in place of the FBI Fingerprinting. 

As a coach, you are also required per league rules to take a concussion training course.  This can be done at home and usually only takes around a half hour or so.  Please print the certificate at the end. 

Also per league requirements, all coaches are asked to sign the coaches code. This document can be downloaded. 

Please turn all clearances into Kelly Johnson. You may email or turn in hard copies of any documents.  Please email any documents and questions to Kelly at donegalbraves@gmail.com

FBI Clearance-Registration and Fingerprinting

Please follow this link to register for FBI Fingerprinting. You will have to visit a local site for the fingerprinting.

PA State Police Criminal Record Check

Please follow this link to obtain your PA State Police Criminal Record Check. It should be free for volunteers. You will be able to print a certificate at the end.

PA Child Abuse History Certification

Please go to this website to obtain your PA Child Abuse History Certification. It should be free for volunteers.

Concussion Training Link

Please follow this link to take a free concussion training. If you are a coach and have not done this within the past 36 months, you are required to do this per league requirements.

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Coaches & Managers

One of the essential functions of coaches and team managers is to manage team communications with players and their families.  If you are a coach or team manager, SportsEngine has created a Team Management Guide for Coaches and Team Managers to help you use our website and mobile app to efficiently and effectively communicate and manage your teams. 

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ESSENTIAL COACH HOW-TO'S

Accessing TeamCenter

Easily add and edit athlete info, manage schedules, and message team members

Messaging Your Team in TeamCenter

Send a message to an individual member, selected members, or the entire team directly from TeamCenter or from the SportsEngine mobile app

Basic Team Management

Perform basic tasks using the Team Page Team Management functionality

Add Contacts to Receive Team Messages

Add additional email addresses to a non-member's profile in order to be able to include all athletes in team communications

Managing RSVPs

Manage RSVPs for each athlete within your team’s TeamCenter or within the SportsEngine mobile app

Sending RSVPs for Existing Games or Events

Do you import your game schedules from a third party scheduler or create them manually on your team page? This article explains how to add RSVPs to those games and events after they are imported.

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