Coaches Must Make Cut, Too
Harrisonburg Parks And Recreation Puts In Place Screening Policy
Chris Bridges, head coach for Pee Wee League West, huddles with his squad during a game with the North team on Thursday at Purcell Park. Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Department put in place a background screening policy for coaches for the 2012-13 fiscal year that ended in June and for the first time presented the document to the parks and recs advisory commission this week. (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
Pee Wee League North quarterback Carmelo Pacheco-Whitelow goes around the right side as the West’s Tyler Watts dives for the tackle Thursday at Purcell Park. A new policy states that anyone who wants to volunteer as a coach in the city’s youth football and basketball leagues must now pass a criminal background check.
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