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Coaching Requirements

COACHES CERTIFICATION:

USA FOOTBALL / AMERICAN SPORTS EDUCATION PROGRAM (ASEP)

To receive certifications, coaches must complete either ASEP or USA Football online training, complete the test with a passing score, and successfully pass a PGCBGC background check.

All ASEP and USA Football Training and Background Checks will be completed online ONLY

ASEP INSTRUCTIONS

1.) Go to www.asep.com

2.) Hover your mouse over "Youth" near the top of the screen

3.) Click "View My Organization’s Coaching Education Requirements"

4.) Choose the Letter "P"

5.) Scroll down to the bottom and click on Prince George’s County Boys and Girls Club

6.) Choose the course of the sport that you intend to coach by clicking on the corresponding online course icon.

USA FOOTBALL INSTRUCTIONS (FLAG/ TACKLE FOOTBALL ONLY)

1.) Go to www.http://login.usafootball.com/login

Need an USA Football Account, Register here: http://usafootball.com/register

PROMO CODES:

You must use your club’s promo code during registration and renewal of your Coach Membership so your commissioner can see when you are certified and to receive the discounted Heads Up Football® rate on your Coach Membership.)

Contact the PGCBGC Administrative offices 301-446-6800 to receive your club’s code

2.) Once registration is completed. Coaches are required to complete the Level 1 Tackle Certification course here http://www2.usafootball.com/course_list/index

Have questions? Contact the USA Football Member Services team at 1-877-5-FOOTBALL

(1-877-536-6822) or visit the Help Desk: https://helpdesk.usafootball.com/hc/en-us

BACKGROUND CHECK INSTRUCTIONS

Staring March 15th, 2019, the PGCBGC background check is now processed through the Sports Engine website.

The new background check will still be facilitated by NCSI and their partner Sports Engine and will be good for the standard 2-year period. 

The cost has decreased to $20.00 per background registrant.

2019 PGCBGC Background Screening and Abuse Prevention Training 

https://pgcbgc.sportngin.com/register/form/154309705

 

2019 Abuse Prevention Training

Also new for 2019 PGCBGC has adopted a new "Abuse Prevention and Training" (APT) course mandated by the federal government for all youth volunteer organizations.

The APT course will be coupled with the 2019 Background check at an additional cost of $5 per registrant, and also will be good for the 2-year period.

Cost for the APT course only will be $5.00 per registrant.

If your current 2018 PGCBGC background check is valid and you only need to take the APT course for the 2019 sports season.  You can access this course separately in the links below

2019 Abuse Prevention Training (Only)

https://pgcbgc.sportngin.com/register/form/237142242

You will need to ensure you've completed both PGCBGC  background and APT requirements in order to obtain/retain a Coach's Badge or Team Admin badge in 2019.