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What the Coaches Will Need to Supply

What the Coaches Will Need to Supply


EPYSA Risk Management

This is a YEARLY registration that is required by EPYSA.

It is completed online at

There is NO cost to the volunteer – BMSC will be billed by EPYSA and will pay this cost for you.

Please notify the Director of Coaching once completed.

THIS IS A REQUIREMENT OF EPYSA (our parent soccer organization)

PA Act 153 of 2014 Clearances (Criminal Background Checks)

These clearances are required for ALL VOLUNTEERS who may have direct, unsupervised interaction with children.

There are 3 clearances associated with Act 153:

Child Abuse History Clearance (PA Department of Human Services)

Criminal History Record Check (Pennsylvania State Police)

FBI Clearance (only required if NOT a continuous resident of PA for last 10 years)

More information on these clearances, along with ways to apply for these clearances, can be found at :  or

Most school employees already have these required clearances.

There are no costs for volunteers associated with the state clearances.  There may be a cost  associated with the FBI clearance.

New clearances for Volunteers should be good for 5 years.  Current clearances are only as good for as long as indicated on the clearance report.


Concussion Training (Heads Up)

This training is completed online at

There is NO cost associated with this training.

THIS IS A REQUIREMENT OF BMSC to comply with RBJSL requirements.

Please forward all copies of clearances to the BMSC Director of Coaching, Paul Glenn, via email at  [email protected] or via mail at:


Attn: Director of Coaching

PO Box 78

Orwigsburg, PA 17961

The Director of Coaching will inform you when you are cleared to participate.

Only CLEARED coaches are allowed to participate in practices and games

Volunteer Info

The club would not be successful without the dedicated parents who volunteer their time to give the kids a great soccer experience.  As you go through the new registration process, there will be a section for you, the parents, to inform the BMSC where you can lend a hand. We appreciate all our volunteers and the time they spend with our children.  We can always use more help, so please see a board member about how you can help contribute to your child’s soccer experience. 

Prospective Head Coaches or Assistant Coaches.... The BMSC wants to make sure that we are doing all we can to help educate and enhance your coaching experience as well as our player's experience.  We would ask that you check the corresponding box if interested in coaching during the registration process to help us begin to determine our coaches positions within the BMSC. As the coaches and teams are selected, they will be listed on the website. 

Coach Application

Blue Mountain Soccer Club - Coach Application

Each application will be carefully reviewed by BMSC Board members and appointments to coaching positions will be based on qualifications, knowledge of the game, history in the program, and applicant’s ability to engage, teach and mentor children of the program.


Position Requested:

Head Coach ____ Assistant Coach ____ (name Head Coach to assist______________________)

Girls or Boys (circle choice) Grade/Division preferred _____________ T-Shirt size __________

Name (first/middle/last) __________________________________________________________

Address ___________________________________________ City _______________________

State ____ Zip Code __________ Home Phone ______________ Cell Phone _______________

Date of Birth _____________________ Email ________________________________________

Driver’s License Number _________________________________________________________


Training and Experience:

1. List all current soccer coach licenses held and soccer coach training completed.


2. List your previous soccer coaching experience, if any. Note at what levels you've coached, how many years, and in which club/association.


3. List your playing experience, if any. Note at what levels you played, and how many years.


4. Have you ever been ejected or otherwise disciplined for coaching or spectator conduct at a youth athletic event? (Yes / No)  If yes, please explain:


Personal Disclosure Information:

1. Have you ever been arrested, convicted or pleaded guilty to a crime? (Yes / No)

If yes, please explain:

2. Have you ever been accused, charged, or alleged to have, or have you ever committed any act of neglecting, abusing or molesting any child? (Yes / No)

3. Have you been convicted of the possession, use or sale of drugs within the last seven years? (Yes / No)

4. Have you been released from incarceration for a conviction of the possession, use or sale of drugs within the last seven years? (Yes / No)

5. Is there any fact, circumstance, or pattern involving your background that would make it inappropriate for you to serve with minors or would compromise the integrity of the BMSC? (Yes / No)


Applicant’s Statement of Release

I recognize that BMSC is relying on the accuracy of the above information to evaluate my application.

Accordingly, I attest and affirm that all of the information I have provided is true and accurate. In consideration for my application, I release any individual or organization from any and all liability for any damages which may result to me on account of compliance with this authorization. Should my application be accepted, I agree to be bound by the policies of the BMSC and to refrain from unethical and/or illegal conduct in the performance of my services on behalf of the program.


Request for Criminal Records Check and Authorization

Important: Applicants must complete this section to have a valid application. Invalid applications will not be considered.  I hereby request and authorize the release of any information which pertains to any record of convictions contained in law enforcement files or in any criminal file maintained on me whether local, state or national. I hereby release local, state and national law enforcement agencies from any and all liability resulting from such disclosure.  I have carefully read the above release and authorization and understand the contents. I sign this release of my own free will. This is a legally binding agreement that I have read and understand. Any false statements on this document may be grounds for immediate dismissal from the BMSC.


Signature _____________________________________________________________________

Printed _______________________________________________________________________

Print Maiden Name(s) or Aliases ___________________________________________________

Any information gained as a result of the release or authorization will only be used by BMSC officers, and strictly for the purpose of evaluating this application.


Administrative Use Only:

________ Completed Application

________ Applicant does NOT appear on Sex Offender Registry

________ Approved for requested position - Notified of approval (date)____________________

________ Denied for requested position (notes) ______________________________________________________________________________


_________ Attended Coach’s Clinic

_________ Signed Coach’s Code of Ethics Pledge


Score Reporting

In an effort to have an accurate record of all the teams participating in either the Reading-Berks Junior Soccer League (RBJSL) and the Schuylkill League, we would ask that you send an email reporting the score of your game from the weekend to  [email protected]  In your email, please include:

Home Team Name
Home Team Score

Away Team Name
Away Team Score

Referee Present:  Yes or No

For all Reading-Berks Junior Soccer League Travel Teams (u9 and up), please make sure that you submit your score through the RBJSL website by logging into the site with your email address and pin number. 

Please report all scores by each Sunday night after the game to avoid any fines levied by the League(s).  

Cancellation/Rescheduling Procedures

When inclement weather strikes the day of games, here is a basic step-by-step process on how games are cancelled and rescheduled.

1.  The Field Director  will decide to play or cancel all HOME games for that day.

2.  The Field Director must cancel all Saturday games by 8:00 AM to the League; all Sunday games must be cancelled to the League by 10:00 AM. 

3.  All BMSC Head Coaches with home games that day will be contacted by either 8 AM on Saturday or 10 AM on Sunday.  Contact will be made by email, text, or phone depending upon circumstances.

4.  Any games not postponed by those times will be left to the discretion of the referee assigned to the game.  All team members must report to the game field at that time.

5.  If games are cancelled, all HOME BMSC coaches are asked to select 2 to 3 dates to reschedule cancelled game.  These dates need to be reported to Field Director to be officially confirmed by the League.

6.  All cancelled games should be played or rescheduled within one week if possible.

7.  An official email will be sent from the League to confirm the rescheduled game.

ALL Practices/Games can be cancelled at ANY time by the field owners/townships or Field Director. You will be notified ASAP of any changes. 

Any questions on this procedure please email the Vice President/Field Director- Donald Nettles at [email protected]

Contact Us

Blue Mountain Soccer Club

PO Box 78 
Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania 17961

Email: [email protected]

Blue Mountain Soccer Club

PO Box 78 
Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania 17961

Email: [email protected]
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