Dear Pottsgrove Soccer Family,

As many of you know, on Thursday Governor Wolf highly recommended sports not be played in Pennsylvania- until at least January 2021. His recommendation included both recreational club sports and school sports, K-12. On Thursday night, EPYSA (Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association) held an emergency board meeting to discuss the future of our fall soccer season. EPYSA fully supports continuing with the fall soccer season. EPYSA has allowed individual clubs to make their own decision as to continue their fall season or to discontinue play until 2021. EPYSA will continue to support individual clubs, leagues, and competitive play.

The Pottsgrove Soccer Club (PSC) board, has decided to continue with our fall soccer season. We are carefully following the stages provided to us by EPYSA to provide a safe return to play. PSC does, and will continue to, follow and enforce safety protocols. We currently follow EPYSA’s action plan, along with a club specific action plan should situations related to Covid-19 arise. The EPYSA website lists all available Covid-19 information and the club action plan will be available on the club website shortly. Please keep in mind the information PSC receives changes daily. If EPYSA changes their guidance on this matter, we will follow their recommendations. In addition, we as a club will continue to monitor the situation and review all information made available to us.

Please look out for more information about the PSC Fall soccer season in the near future.

Here is a link to the latest information and guidance provided by EPYSA: https://www.epysa.org/covid-message-from-our-ceo/
Thank you all for your continuing support of Pottsgrove Soccer Club!

Sincerely,
PSC Board of Directors

Information - Risk Management






Volunteer Qualification Affidavit (required for Volunteers who are PA residents for greater than 10 continuous years) (PDF): Click Here

All individuals must submit the required documents to the Pottsgrove Soccer Risk Management Officer via email (with attachments) or via hard copy prior to acceptance as a volunteer or paid individual. 
Hard copies should be submitted via mail to the following address: Pottsgrove Soccer Club, Attn: Risk Management Officer, PO Box 1548, Pottstown, PA 19464   

Per Act 153, clearances shall be valid for three (3) years from the date of issuance. 


Upon request 
Pottsgrove Soccer Club will reimburse all volunteers for the fees for their Risk Management clearances.  Applicants should provide receipts along with the clearances to receive their reimbursement.  


Volunteers
 must provide the following:

  -State Police Criminal Record Check
  -PA Child Abuse History Clearance
  -if PA resident for at least 10 continuous years…a complete and notarized Volunteer affidavit
  -if PA resident for less than 10 continuous years…FBI Criminal Background Check
 

Individuals who are paid to oversee the children/have direct contact with children must provide the following:

  -State Police Criminal Record Check
  -PA Child Abuse History Clearance
  -FBI Criminal Background Check
 

Individuals who are paid are required to comply with the law immediately.

If a volunteer is arrested for or convicted of an offense that would constitute grounds for denying participation in a program, activity or service, or is named as a perpetrator in a founded or indicated report, the volunteer must provide the administrator or their designee with written notice not later than 72 hours after the arrest, conviction or notification that the person has been listed as a perpetrator in the statewide database. A volunteer who willfully fails to disclose information as required above commits a misdemeanor of the third degree and shall be subject to discipline up to and including termination or denial of a volunteer position.