Coaches and Volunteers
Pirate Youth Sports
Coaches and Volunteers
Mandatory Reporter Training
Any concerns about a child or youth's safety should be reported to the Statewide Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline immediately (1-844-CO-4-KIDS). If you witness a child in a life-threatening situation, call 911 immediately.
All PYS volunteers are mandatory reporters. Mandatory reporters are professionals or volunteers who work with children and youth. They are required by law to report suspicion of child abuse and neglect.
As a mandatory reporter, it's not your job to determine whether abuse occurred, but rather to report any suspicions you may have. Mandatory reporters are part of the safety net that protects children and youth. You have the ability to provide lifesaving help to child victims in our community.
Because you're a mandatory reporter, Colorado law requires you to make a report if you suspect child abuse or neglect. If you suspect abuse or neglect has occured and don't make a report, you could:
-Be charged with a crime
-Have to pay a fine
-Go to jail
PYS requires all our volunteers to complete an annual mandatory reporter training to help them understand how to recognize, respond to, and report child abuse and neglect.
There are 2 steps to complete this requirement:
1. Complete the required training course here:
2. Save your certificate of completion - Certificate will need to be uploaded to teamsnap registration.
For more Information on Mandatory Reporting:
Heads Up! Concussion Training
Pirate Youth Sports follows the guidelines set by the CDC's Head's Up Concussion protocol.
All coaches are required to take the free online course provided by the CDC to 1) understand what a concussion is and the potential consequences of a concussion; 2) be able to recognize concussion signs and symptoms and know how to report to them; 3) learn the steps needed for the athlete to return to practice/games after a concussion; and 4) learn steps to prevent and prepare for concussions in order to keep all of our athletes safe each season.
Coaches: Here is what you need to do to be compliant with the PYS Concussion Policy:
- Complete the free CDC Heads Up Concussion training - click here
- Save a copy of the certificate of completion to your computer
- Complete the PYS Concussion Policy Registration - Save a copy of your certification because it will need to be uploaded to teamsnap registration.
- Have a great season!
Coaches Code Of Conduct
All PYS coaches are required to complete a background check. The background checks lasts for 2 years. At any time, PYS can run additional background checks if any concerns or issues arise (per the PYS Coach's Code of Conduct).
If you are ready to become a volunteer, please send your request for a background check to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org