Coaches and Volunteers

Pirate Youth Sports

Volunteer Requirements


Mandatory Reporter Training
  Any concerns about a child or youth's safety...
Heads Up! Concussion Training
  Pirate Youth Sports follows the guidelines set...
Coaches Code of Conduct
  Every PYS coach is required to sign the PYS Coaches'...
Background Checks
  All PYS coaches are required to complete a background...

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 a mandatory reporter training to help them understand how to recognize, respond to, and report child abuse and neglect.

There are two steps to complete this requirement:

1. Complete the training course at this link

2. Upload your certificate of completion - click here

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 - click here and upload a copy of your certificate of completion
  • Have a great season!

Coaches Code Of Conduct

Every PYS coach is required to sign the PYS Coaches' Code of Conduct.

Please click here to be taken to our code of conduct.

The code of conduct is required to be signed annually.

Background Checks

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).


The link to the background check can be found on the Registration page, or by clicking