Coaches Training & Child Protection


Safe Parish

Every adult who works with children needs to register with Safe Parish before being approved to work with children.

You will need to have an online background check as well, which will either cost around $25. You will need a credit card to complete the registration. Make sure that you have time set aside when you register. It may take 30-40 minutes. You do not want to stop during registration and your first lesson, or it may delay approval.

You will receive periodic emails with information, but once a quarter you will receive an online lesson to do. It takes about 10-15 minutes each time. You must have the time uninterrupted, because the program will kick you out if they are not engaged.

If you are working or volunteering at St. Bernard, contact Barb Yoder at 513-353-4207 information/ questions.

See instructions above

If you or someone you know has been abused at any time by an agent of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati (priest, deacon, employee or volunteer), please report the abuse to secular legal authorities and the Victims’ Assistance Coordinator of the Archdiocese at 513-421-3131 or 1-800-686-2724.

Concussion Training

Ohio law requires all coaches to take an online course on concussions. Each and every coach should complete the course offered by The National Federation of State High School Associations at the following link prior to beginning any activity (including evals) with your sport: When complete, please provide your certificate of completion to your sports coordinator. For more information on Ohio's Concussion Law and for things Coaches & Parents about concussions, please visit

Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Youth Athletes

Ohio law developed guidelines require organization to to inform and educate students and youth athletes participating in or desiring to participate in an athletic activity, their parents, and their coaches about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest. Coaches should view the required video and informational form at: