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Criminal Background Checks & Child Abuse Clearances

Any volunteer in the BYA must complete all 3 items listed below.  If you've lived in Pennsylvania for the past 10 years, all of the background checks are free.  The FBI Fingerprint check has a fee, but is only required if you have not lived in PA for 10 years.  All background checks can be completed online and all documents can be printed immediately after the request is completed.

  1. Pennsylvania Criminal Background Check - use the 'New Record Check (Volunteers Only)' link.  Enter your personal information and print out a paper copy of your clearance certificate.  Criminal Background Checks must be submitted each year and be valid for the year in which you will be coaching.  If you have volunteered for for your child's school activities you may already have completed a PA Criminal Background Check.  If so, simply print a copy of the form and turn it in to a BYA official.
  2. Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearances - if you've applied for child abuse clearances in the past you can access your account and print your clearance certificate.  If you haven't applied in the past, you must first create an account and print your clearance certificate after entering your personal information.  Child abuse clearances are valid for 5 years after original request.  If you've obtained a child abuse clearance within the past 5 years, you don't have to apply for a new one.  If you have volunteered for for your child's school activities you may already have completed a PA Child Abuse Clearance.  If so, simply print a copy of the form and turn it in to a BYA official.
  3. Little League JDP Background Check - Required by Little League International.  A link will be sent to you via email with instructions on completing the JDP Background Check online.  You will enter your personal information and answer a couple questions to complete the background check.  The BYA will be notified of your eligibility status after the background check is complete.  There is nothing to print out or turn in for this background check.
  4. FBI Fingerprint - only required if you have not lived in PA for 10 years.

All of the above forms must be completed by any BYA volunteer prior to working with players in any capacity.

If you have any questions or need help with background checks, please contact us via email at bya@badenyouth.org.

Our league fully supports the efforts of Little League International and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to protect our players and their families.

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Click HERE to reserve a field for pre-season practices.   Remember to add your practices to the Team Manager app after scheduling.

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Dugout Captain


The BYA is excited to partner with Dugout Captain which allows us to bring consistency to player development in all age groups. Please watch the videos below for a brief intro to Dugout Captain and practice planning.

We also encourage all Rookie, 8U and 10U coaches to take a look at the Dugout Captain videos below.

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