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Requirements To Be A Coach

DYA coaches are required to complete the coaching certification process.

The following four federal, state and city-mandated requirements must be completed by all youth sports coaches (including assistant coaches). You may have completed some or all of these in the past, however the certifications expire and the courses must be taken again.

#1 - Background Check (every 1 year)
#2 - Abuse Awareness for Adults course [Safe Sport Act] (every 2 years)
#3 - Concussion course (email certificate to DYA Office) (every 3 years)
#4 - Sudden Cardiac Arrest Information [Lindsay's Law] (every 1 year)

DYA is currently overhauling the coaching certification process. More details will be provided via email as the season approaches. Please DO NOT complete the requirements at this time as you may be required to complete them again in our new module.


#1 & #2: To complete the Background Check and Abuse Awareness for Adults course, follow the step-by-step instructions in the PDF document link below. Be sure to choose the organization "Dublin Youth Athletics" from the drop-down menu when creating an account. Failure to select our organization from this menu will cause your results to go unreported to DYA. Use the highlighted promotional code listed in the instructions to complete the background check for FREE. Even though the site has “Baseball” in the title, DYA uses this company's services for all DYA sports including Basketball, Lacrosse, Softball and Volleyball.
Step-by-step instructions page: DYA Background Check, Abuse Awareness Course Instructions (PDF)

It is not necessary to send DYA any documentation that the Background Check or Abuse Awareness for Adults course have been completed. Our office is able to see that these requirements have been completed without the coach sending our office documentation. The Background Check is good for 1 year and Abuse Awareness course completion is good for 2 years.


#3: To complete the Concussion Certification, please click this link: Select your state and then “order” the course (it’s free in Ohio).

Coaches must email a copy of their Concussion Course Completion Certificate to the DYA Office at [email protected]. In Ohio, Concussion Certification is good for 3 years. If this course has been completed in the past for another organization and the certificate has not expired, send that certificate to our office.


#4: As a parent, you acknowledged that you’ve viewed the information regarding Sudden Cardiac Arrest (Lindsay's Law) including the video for parents and information forms when you signed your child up to play in our leagues, however, there is a separate video and information for coaches. It is required that you watch this video and read this information from the Ohio Department of Health if you have not done so in the past year.
Information: Lindsey's Law Information for Coaches

It is not necessary to send DYA any documentation that the Lindsay’s Law video for coaches has been viewed or that the information for coaches has been read.


It is estimated that these requirements take 1-1½ hours to complete. Please be sure to complete these four requirements and send our office your Concussion Course Completion Certificate.


Dublin Youth Athletics
6543 Commerce Pkwy, Ste G
Dublin, Ohio 43017

Phone: 614-259-7631
Email: [email protected]

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