All coaches and assistant coaches must have the appropriate clearances as mandated by the diocese. Coaches are considered "Volunteers Having Unsupervised Contact with Children" and are required to have the following clearances:

  • PA State Police Criminal Record Check
  • Dept. of Public Welfare Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Federal Criminal Record Check (if not a Pennsylvania resident for the previous two years)
  • Mandated Reporter 
  • Diocesan Compliance Statement
  • Diocesan Creating a Safe Environment Inservice
  • Diocesan Application for Volunteers with Children (including references)


All coaches must complete a Pennsylvania Criminal History Check. This link will allow you to complete the form with a credit card, and results should be available within a few days, if not instantly. Once you have completed the criminal history check, print the results, you must then complete the Child Abuse History Clearance Form (be sure to complete the criminal history report first then attach to this form). Once you have received the Child Abuse History form back from the State you must submit copies of both forms to the school office and retain copies for yourself.

All coaches must also review the compliance statement for the diocese. The certificate for attending the Creating a Safe Environment workshop is distributed at that session which is conducted periodically by the Principal of St Jude School. You only need to complete this workshop once.

This website will allow you to view the mandatory training video for Creating a Safe Environment Inservice. Upon completion of the video, which you may watch at your leisure, simply answer 10 questions, receive a score of 80% or greater, and print your certificate. Once you have printed the certificate please present a copy to the school office and retain a copy for your records. The site requires a password, which can be obtained from the school Principal or athletic director.

PLAY League Important Update: Effective immediately (8/12), PLAY league coaches must have ALL necessary clearances on file with the school before any interaction with the children. 


Additional Requirements:

  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest Education and Information
  • CardiacWise-PATS
  • Concussion On-line Class
  • Diocesan Creating a Safe Environment Inservice