1. CLUB/STATE CLEARANCES: Documents for PA ACT 153 Child Protective Law compliance

To begin this process, please click the link below to complete the Penn Fusion Coach/Team Manager Registration using GotSPORT. Completing this registration program links your account to EPYSA.  If you don't complete the Registration program the software will not link the Risk Management tasks to your account.  GotSPORT is the NEW software for the 2020/2021 season that is being used by Penn Fusion to manage Risk Managment Tasks.  You will create an account in the GotSPORT software and will use this account to load all Risk Managment documents.

PENN FUSION COACH/TEAM MANAGER REGISTRATION LINK  Please be sure to Choose "Coach" as your role.  Team Managers should also choose "Coach" as their role.

The following EIGHT items/documents need to be uploaded and/or completed to be approved:


Concussion Training

Safe Sport

FBI Fingerprint or Affidavit

PA Child Welfare History

PA State Police Criminal History

EPYSA Risk Managment Form

EPYSA Communicable Disease Agreement

To upload documents, once you have completed the initial registration,  please log into your GotSport Account.  To Log In, Click Here.

When at your DASHBOARD, scroll down and look at requirement in the right side of your screen.  

Click More Information for each required document.

Click Submit New Report to upload document.

Repeat for all required items.  Email when completed.

 The links below can be used to obtain your Risk Management documents for PA ACT 153 Child Protective Law Compliance. PLEASE PRINT OUT and digitally save all certifications verifying completion of each item below.

  • Photo is needed for your coach pass.  Please upload a head shot from the shoulders up.
  • PA Child Welfare History Clearance for all PAID Coaches/Trainers/Staff and for all Volunteers: CLICK HERE TO ACCESS  Good for 5 years.
  •  PA State Police Criminal History for all PAID Coaches/Trainers/Staff and for all Volunteers: CLICK HERE TO ACCESS  Good for 5 years.
  •  FBI Fingerprint for all PAID Coaches.  Also for Volunteers/Team Managers who have not lived in Pennsylvania for 10 continuous years:  CLICK HERE TO ACCESS  Good for 5 years.
    • FBI Affidavit for Volunteer Coaches and Team Managers who have lived in Pennsylvania for 10 continuous years: CLICK HERE TO ACCESS This is an annual Requirement.
  • Concussion Training: CLICK HERE TO ACCESS This is an ANNUAL Requirement
    • Choose Prevention and Promotion
    • Choose Other Public Health Professional (my profession is not listed) and Other (organization not listed) when asked for input. 
    • Profile must be current to continue to the training. 
    • Type "Heads Up" in the search bar to get to the training course.
  • Safe Sport Training for all PAID Coaches, Volunteer Coaches and Team Managers. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS  This is an ANNUAL Requirement
    • Click on "Get The Training"
    • Click on "More Information" in the Training and Education Services Box
    • Click on "Click Here To Learn More" under the National Governing Body header
    • Click on "Access Training Here" to begin the SafeSport training program.
    • Anyone who took the course last year will be eligible for a shorter refresher course as long as you use the same email that your originally used with SafeSport.
    • If you took the course in the last year, you will see the SafeSport Trained Icon and the date that you took the course.  You will also see a "Refresher 1: Recognizing and Reporting Misconduct" course.  Take the refresher course and save the certificate for future uploads.
    • If this is your first time taking this course, please email and request an Access Code.  Follow the instruction in the reply email.
  • EPYSA Risk Management Form is a form incorporated into the GotSport software and must be completed and signed online. This is an Annual Requirement
    • To access, CLICK HERE to log into your GotSport account. 
    • Click on Dashboard 
    • Click on "More Information" to the right of EPYSA Risk Managment Form
    • Click on Submit New Report
    • Complete, Sign, Submit
  • EPYSA Communicable Disease Agreement is an agreement form incorportated into the GotSport software and must be completed and signed online.  This is an Annual Requirement
    • To access, CLICK HERE to log into your GotSport account. 
    • Click on Dashboard 
    • Click on Forms
    • On the left hand side, click on Available Forms
    • Click on Start
    • Click Register Yourself
    • Click Save
    • Read, Sign, Save Agreement
    • Click Check Out
    • Click on Return to Your Profile

2. LEAGUE CLEARANCES: All Penn Fusion Soccer Academy Coaches/Trainers/Team Managers must have a Risk Management/Background check on file with the sanctioning organizations that governs their Leagues:

To complete your Risk Managment/Background Check please click on the links below depending on the league your team(s) play in.  It may be possible that you have to complete both EPYSA and US Club/US DA depending on team assignment.

  • For coaches coaching in EPYSA: EDP, PAGS, DELCO, APL, Central  Leagues and all Program Staff Coaches must complete the US Youth Soccer (EPYSA) Risk Management.  If you have completed Step 1 you are DONE!  Just please make sure you have uploaded a photo of yourself as this software will be used to generate your coach pass for EPYSA.
  • For coaches coaching in US Club and for Team Managers in US Club: ECNL, ECRL, PCRL, Acela Staff Coaches and Team Managers must complete the US Club Risk Management Process.: CLICK HERE TO ACCESS 
    • Valid for two years from the determination date of the original check.
    • Use your full legal name as written on your birth certificate or driver’s license
    • The SideLine Sport Training is also required for US Club Soccer Clearances.  Click here to access.
    • To upload your SideLine Sports Training into your SportsEngine account, Click on this link:
    • To upload your SafeSport Training Cert into your SportsEngince account, click on this link:  Please note that US Club requires that the SafeSport Training Certificate be dated AFTER June 1 so please plan accordingly.
    • Email when completed.

3. W9 FORMS: Staff and Independent Contractor Coaches must also complete a W9 Form:

  • Complete and sign a W9 each year.  Form can be found in left sidebar.  W9 to be sent to










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