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Background Checks

As of January 2021 - there are two background check paths for EBYA volunteer coaches. All coaches should review the Primary EBYA Background check procedure and ensure that an EBYA background check has been completed.

EBYA Baseball coaches must additionally complete the EBYA Baseball - Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth league mandatory background check which is described below.

Primary EBYA Background Check

All volunteer coaches must complete a free EBYA background check using the following link:

This background check covers two of the three requirements of PA ACT 15 - PA State Police (PATCH) and the PA Child Abuse Clearance.

Regarding the Child Abuse Clearance. This is a separate email that you will receive within a week of completing the online background check. It comes from Protect Youth Sports and includes a Coupon Code to waive the fee for the Child Abuse Clearance. 

The 3rd requirement - FBI federal criminal history may also be required.
- If you have been a PA resident for at least the past 10 years this criminal history check is not required, however, please complete the Volunteer Affidavit by clicking here. Scan and email it to your division commissioner and also copy it to: [email protected]
- If you have NOT been a PA resident for the past 10 consecutive years, you must obtain a FBI Criminal Background Check.

The FBI federal criminal history certification costs about $30 through the Department of Human Services (DHS) via the following link:

Register online by choosing the Fingerprint Card option.
Service Code: 1KG6ZJ (DHS Volunteer)

Register by Phone by following these instructions.
Service Code: 1KG6ZJ (DHS Volunteer)

FBI Fingerprint FAQs:

Background checks must be renewed every five (5) years.

EBYA Baseball - Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth League Mandatory Background Check
*EBYA Baseball coaches only.
You can complete the the Babe Ruth League, Inc background check using the following link:

  1. Click the link to begin your Babe Ruth league required background check
  2. Sign in OR Create account
  3. Select your region - we are the Mid Atlantic region
  4. Select your league - our league is named East Brandywine Youth Cal Ripken LG
  5. Complete the process of filling in your information.  This will include uploading your clearances so you must have them in advance of completing this process.
  6. Electronically sign various agreements.
  7. Pay the $25.50 fee.
  8. *These background checks must be renewed every 2 years
Once that is completed you will be directed to a sexual abuse training that takes approximately 1 hour to complete.  The training is followed by a 25 question quiz.  Once you have successfully completed the quiz you will be taken to a screen where you can view your certificate and/or email the certificate to yourself.  We recommend emailing the certificate to yourself in the event that there is a problem with the system. 

Scan and email a copy of your completed background check to your division commissioner and to: [email protected]

AED Information

Community Park - AED Locations

Click here for Field Map Satellite View

AED Instructional Videos

Using an AED by American Red Cross

All About SCA Flyer

Click here to view the flyer

Concussion Information

All coaches must complete the following online concussion training and email the certificate of completion to your division manager.

CDC Heads Up Online Training Course

CDC "Heads up in Youth Sports" Fact Sheets

CDC Concussion Fact Sheet for Parents
CDC Concussion Fact Sheet for Coaches

Contact Us

East Brandywine Youth Athletics Inc.

EBYA Treasurer, 203 Montpelier Drive
Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335

Email: [email protected]

East Brandywine Youth Athletics Inc.

EBYA Treasurer, 203 Montpelier Drive
Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335

Email: [email protected]
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