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Compliance

COACHING ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

The page will provide information regarding the various requirements necessary to be involved as a coach within the St. Thomas More Soccer Club.  The St. Thomas More Soccer Clubs is a member of the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association (EPYSA) and all coaches are requires to meet the follow the guidelines and meet any requirements set forth by the EPYSA organization. The St. Thomas More Soccer Club operates under the umbrella of the St. Thomas More Church Parish.  As such the Club is also required to adhere to the CYO guidelines and requirements of the Diocese of Allentown.  More detail is listed below for each of the individual requirements, but you may access the main CYO page on the Allentown Diocese website here.  Additional information regarding the coaching requirements for the EPSYA can be obtained on their website under the Coaching Education section.


STM Volunteering Policy and Protocol
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All coaches and assistants must attend a Protecting God’s Children workshop and completed all of the necessary background checks. These checks must be renewed every five (5) years.  Click here to go to the Allentown Diocese website and check the calendar section on the bootom of the page, or contact Jared Rabold in the Rectory (610) 433-7413 ext. 49.


CYO REQUIREMENTS FOR COACHES

 

CYO Coaches Clinic:

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The Diocese gives a one-year grace period for attending the clinic. The CYO coaches clinic is a once and done class.  You only have to take it one time in your CYO coaching career.  Please sign up and pay for the class on your own. The Club will reimburse the cost of the clinic. 


2017-2108 Roster
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Click Here to download the roster form.

There must be two (2) eligible coaches rostered with all teams. A copy of the roster needs to be turned in to the Compliance Coordinator prior to each season.


Heads-Up Concussions Training
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Click Here for more information on the Heads Up Concussion Training from the CDC.
Athletes – every player and his/her Parent/Guardian must read and sign the Parent/Athlete Concussion Information form. Coaches should keep a copy of this form with them at all times.

Coaches – every coach is required to complete the online Heads-Up Concussions in Youth Sports.  A copy of the concussion certificate needs to be turned in to the Compliance Coordinator prior to each season.


Sudden Cardiac Arrest Form
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Click Here for more information on Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention 
Athletes - every player and his/her Parent/Guardian must read and sign the Athlete/Parent/Guardian Sudden Cardiac Arrest Symptoms and Warning Signs Information Sheet and Acknowledgement of Receipt and Review Form.  Coaches should keep a copy of this form with them at all times.

Coaches – every coach is required to read and sign the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Education and Information Form. A copy of the SCA form from each coach needs to be turned in to the Compliance Coordinator prior to each season.


Diocese of Allentown CYO Codes of Conduct
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Click here to download a pdf document that outlines the Codes of Conduct.  All players, parents and coaches must read and sign the Codes of Conduct.  Coaches should keep a copy of this form with them at all times.


Roster, Concussion & SCA forms can be dropped off at the Rectory in the “soccer folder” in the back filing cabinet.  Questions regarding CYO Requiremenst should be directed to the Club's Compliance Coordinator.  Click HERE to send an email.