updated as of July 2019



Requirements and Notes

All head coaches and assistant coaches are required to intiate and complete a background check in accordance with the USA Wrestling National process.

Investigations are conducted by USA affiliate companies in a private manner. DYS management and staff are not involved with the process at all. Nor is any of the results shared with DYS personnel.

Once complete, adults have the ability to decide whether or not to:

- share results of the investigation, or

- continue to become a coach

All coaches are required to provide proof of successful investigations/certificates to the DYS commissioner in order to coach DYS youth wrestlers.


Background investigations and certifications

All adults that want to coach are required to obtain a certificate or email notification that shows a successful completion of the background evaluation, and shall come from the private process identified on the USA Wrestling website.

The renewal period begins September 1st of each year regardless of the date of purchase for either the background check or coach card.

The background check is good for two years ending August 31st of the subsequent year.

The coach card may be purchased for a one year or a two year period also ending on August 31st. Some coach cards may be purchased for a two year period, however, DYS only provides reimbursements for a one year period.


Read the following USA Wrestling information online ~ Click Here


Instructions and purchases may be made as follows ~ CLICK HERE