All officials associated with a soccer team and listed on an ASA form must have a valid criminal record check clearance prior to participating in any soccer activities:
- Assistant Coaches
- Bench Persons
- Executive Members
And coaching staff designate who is listed on the ASA form without the submission of a CRC will be removed from the ASA form and will be denied any involvement with coaching activities. Remember, only those officials noted on the ASA form are allowed behind the bench in a game.
CRCs can be obtained from the Athabasca RCMP detachment Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Two pieces of government issued identification are required, one of which must be a photo ID. Acceptable ID is:
- Alberta Driver’s License
- Birth Certificate
- Alberta Health Card
The detachment needs approximately two weeks for processing a CRC.
If you are unlucky and your birthdate coincides with someone in the police system, an enhanced CRC with fingerprints will be required to confirm your identity. The Athabasca RCMP detachment has access to the technology for the electronic submission of fingerprints which means that the wait for an enhanced CRC should decrease to approximately two weeks (the old manual fingerprint verification took months to process). If you require an enhanced CRC, request a letter from the Athabasca Soccer Association which allows the enhanced criminal record check fees to be waived for any volunteer.
Please email your current criminal record check to the Athabasca Soccer Association’s Coaching Director who will record it and forward it to Tri-County. Your criminal record check is valid for a three year period.