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Soccer Club

Norwin Soccer Club

Risk Management

The actions of USYA, PAWest, and the NSC Board Members are oriented to providing a safe & positive environment for the kids.  Participation as a volunteer is a trust between kids, club, and parents.  This policy is designed to secure that trust.

The executive committee will oversee the implementation and adherence to policy; however, we ask that all club members are vigilant to the care and safety of NSC youth. Please review and become familiar with the policy. If you should have questions or concerns please email the NSC Executive Team.

Policy Insurance:

  • Norwin Soccer Club is a member of the Pennsylvania West Soccer Association (known as: PAWest). All coverage's and claims are processed in accordance with PAWest procedures.


  • Coaches are required to report any significant injury that occurred during play or practice to their designated division coordinator. Coordinators are responsible for processing a claim.


  • Under no circumstances will NSC or PAWest be held responsible for incidents related to unapproved groups, leagues, or tournaments.


  • NSC Staff must provide a voluntary disclosure statement as well as be subject to background checks required by USYSA & PAWest.

    NSC Staff is defined as: Board Members, Adult Refs (over 18), Adult Employees, Recreational Division Head Coaches, and all Adults registered on a NSC Travel Team Roster.

  • The executive committee is responsible for reviewing, securing, and maintaining all background records. Due to the secure nature of these records, results will not be made available without consent of the individual.
  • All unfavorable results will be reviewed by the executive committee and appropriate action will be taken to secure the safety of NSC members.
  • There must be at least one NSC Certified Staff Member + one additional adult present at all times when interacting with minors.
  • When reporting an incident, please complete the 'Risk Report Form' located on the NSC website or at the concession stand.


  • The NSC Facilities Manager is responsible for completing a monthly 'walk-thru' examination of the Turner Valley & Nike Site facilities. Results are to be communicated via email upon completion.
  • All coaches are responsible for making sure the field is clear of debris, the goals are anchored, and no dangerous weather related conditions exist at any time during practice or play.
  • All coaches who discover a facility risk should secure the area immediately and notify your appropriate coordinator.


  • Prior to Practice or Scheduled Play:

    Field conditions are monitored by the NSC Executive Team & Facilities Manager. Current field conditions are available on the NSC website.

  • During Practice or Play:
  • At the first sight of lightning, all children must move to a safe place indoors or to vehicles, or if a clear lightning threat is upon them to lie flat in the lowest area nearby immediately. Resumption of play may only occur 15 minutes after the last sound or sight of lightning.

Related Links



Here is the new information for safesport training. 

New Users: 
The initial training is 90 mins but is broken down into 30 min increments in case you cannot do it all in one go.  If this is your first time you will upload the certificate when you upload the rest of your clearances to PA West for the first time.
Please use the following instructions for users who need to create an account and access training. As with the prior code, please do not post the links on any public platform. The link is for U.S. Soccer affiliated participants only.

  1. Use this link:
  2. Complete information on “Sign Up” page.
  3. If prompted, log in to the new account you just created.
  4. Click on “Menu” and select “Catalog.”
  5. Click the Start button for “SafeSport Trained – U.S. Soccer Federation” to complete the course.
  6. Upload your certificate of completion.

Existing Users: The refresher course is only about 20-30 minutes long.  If you have any issues, you will need to contact the support at 720.676.6417 directly as I nor the club have access to this site.  When you are done with the course it should automatically update in the system, but there have been issues in the past with that not happening so please send me a copy so I can double check.
Previous users should be able to access their existing records. The system may request individuals to reset their account passwords. 
Use this link:
Instructions for downloading a certificate of completion are as follows:
  1. Please select the “Menu” icon at the top right of your page.
  2. Select “Transcript”.
  3. Once the transcript page displays, locate the most current completion for the course under the “Certificates” section.
  4. Download the certificate by selecting the “Download” button at the right of the completed course 

Links for clearances: 
 PA State Police Report:
Child Abuse History Report:
FBI Criminal Background Check (Only need if HAVE NOT lived in PA for the last 10 years):
Volunteer Qualification Affidavit:    volunteer-affidavit.pdf  Must be notarized for PA West to accept
You will need to wait until you have all the clearances before you upload them to the Affinity system for PA West approval.  

Affinity Upload Instructions
To upload new clearances and apply for approval in the Affinity system:

  • Go to this link:
  • Click on the blue “to begin REGISTRATION please click here” at the top of the page.
  • If you do not have an account click register and follow the steps
  • Once there, login. You will see all the family members
  • You will have the option to add family members or to continue, you want to continue.
  • The next screen will list all those eligible in the family to register for this, to the right of your name, you will see a ‘register as coach/admin’ button, please click that.
  • It will then come up with what you asking you to select the play level and the only option is Background Check.
  • Once you select that, your information will come up on the screen, in the middle of this screen, you will see ‘click here to show photo or certification upload’
  • This is where you will see to upload the documents. Towards the bottom, you will see ‘club additional information’, please pick your club.
  • At the bottom, you want to select the ‘save and next page’.
  • Walk through the rest of the steps, agree to the ELA’s if there are any (they may not apply, but can’t go any further).
  • The Payment page will come and should say no payment due.
  • Keep on until you get to the end.
  • This will create the application for approval. You will go ‘under Review’