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Coaches’ Registration On-Line Procedure

Thanks for volunteering to coach. Our program is dedicated to making the experience safe, fun, and meaningful for the kids. We do this in two ways: Provide our coaches with tools to make them more effective coaches and make sure no coach is a threat to the safety and well-being of the kids.

BACKGROUND CHECK: To insure the safety of the kids, our materials provide information on how to handle injuries. We also require background checks of all coaches. The unfortunate events at Penn State were a national wake up call, causing all major organizations nationally and locally (such as AYSO) to take this step. All coaches are therefore required to register with us as a coach (this is separate from the registration of your child) and to complete the background check information. Without clearance no one will be allowed to coach. All coaches must register as a coach with us for each season/sport they coach (baseball, basketball, flag football) but they need only have a background check every two years. So if you are a registered coach for the current basketball season and you had a background check, you can skip the background check portion but still must register as a baseball coach. Group emails are generated from the coaches lists that result from your registration.

The procedure is simple:

Go to your registration account in our system (if you don’t have one, please create one):

Once logged on please click on the Coach Registration option and then follow the instructions.

During the process you will be provided with instructions on how to complete your background check. The entire process, coach registration and background check, takes no more than ten minutes.  Have a copy of your driver’s license or passport ready to upload in a computer file format as one is required for verification purposes.

There is no charge for the Positive Coaching seminar and the background checks if done as directed.

Coaches’ Background Check Procedure

In order to complete your coach registration and be eligible for placement as a coach, you must go to and click on Background Check Screening Self Registration” on the left side of the webpage.  Have a copy of your driver’s license or passport ready in a computer file format to upload as one is required for verification purposes.

Step 1: Enter Self Registration Number: 94614838
Step 2: Enter Your Information as Requested
Step 3: Provide Legal Authorization and Certification

The “Red Light/Green Light” Results will be sent to 78th Precinct Youth Council. National Center for Safety Initiatives will contact you directly if there are any questions, problems or issues related to your specific information. An email address is required when completing the background check as NCSI’s contact with you will largely be electronic. Please be sure to add to your list of acceptable domains in your email program to receive notifications from them.

It is important when entering your name, that you use your full legal name as written on your birth certificate or driver’s license. Please also verify that your social security number was typed correctly. Using nicknames or failing to type a correct social security number may delay or invalidate your background check. If you have any questions or problems submitting your information, please call the National Center for Safety Initiatives at (866) 833-7100.  Have a copy of your driver’s license or passport ready in a computer file format to upload as one is required for verification purposes.

Once you have submitted your information you will receive a confirmation page. The background check generally takes 10 business days to complete and you may check your status on our website under the “Applicant Login to Check Your Status” link at Thank you for your continued participation and your cooperation in this important process.

You should receive a confirmation email repeating this information within the next 24 hours.

These activities are not sponsored or endorsed by the New York City Department of Education or the City of New York.

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