Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/29/15
From Press Release
NXTsports is proud to announce, as part of it continual leadership efforts in youth sports safety, the completion of its compliance with Act 153, Pennsylvania’s new youth sports safety law. PA Act 153 was enacted in 2014 to mandate that every employee or volunteer in a position having direct contact with children is subject a full set of criminal background checks.
“PA Act 153 is an important piece of legislation that aims to keep our children safe and safety has always been of the utmost concern for NXTsports,” NXtsports Director of Participant Health and Safety Ellis Mair said. “We made it our top priority to stay ahead of the curve and to have this done well before the Dec. 31 deadline. All of NXT’s coaches and employees have completed or are in the process of completing their clearances.”
PA Act 153 was designed to strengthen protections for children in the state of Pennsylvania and applies to any individual 14 years of age or older applying for a paid position as an employee responsible for the welfare of a child or having direct contact with children. Anyone working or volunteering in a position having direct contact with children is required to be PA Act 153 compliant by Dec. 31, 2015.
For a complete summary of PA Act 153, please visit http://archive.pasbo.org/Act%20153%20of%202014.pdf. Organizations looking for guidance on setting up Act 153 compliance programs for their employees and volunteers are welcome to contact Ellis Mair at Ellis@nxtsports.com.