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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 of Conduct. This document can be downloaded. 

Please turn all clearances into Christie Smith. You may email or turn in hard copies of any documents.  Please email any documents and questions to Christie at


Please use this link to update your background checks and clearances if you have NOT been a resident of  Pennsylvania for the past 10 consecutive years. 


Please use this link if you DO NOT need to update your background checks or clearances. If you are a first year coach with the Donegal Braves and this information is NOT on file, please provide the following documents to our Athletic Director: PA Child Abuse Clearance, PA State Police Background Check, FBI Background check or PA 10 Year resident document. 

Concussion Training Link

Please follow this link to take a free concussion training. If you are a football or cheer coach this training needs to be completed every year per league rules.

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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. 

Coaching Resources


Keep connected to your team. Quickly check schedules and team updates, plus message other members on your team and receive heads-up from athletes about practice. Enjoy unlimited access to scores & stats, photo/video sharing, and more.


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.

More Helpful Coach Links

Review help articles about how coaches interact with TeamCenter and the SportsEngine mobile app

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