Know Who You’re Working With

Background checks through USA Football offer peace of mind for youth leagues and scholastic football teams.


Don’t take chances.

You take the safety of your athletes seriously. USA Football and the National Center for Safety Initiatives work together to create a background check service designed specifically for leagues and schools like yours.


The fully managed screening system, subsidized by USA Football, is built to fit the needs of organizations that work with young athletes, putting the emphasis on the safety of youth and scholastic football athletes.

Program features include online applicant self-registration, “Red Light/Green Light” determinations and easy-to-read background check reports for making your own decisions. Check-It-Twice™ searches utilize two independent, screened and selected national database providers for each search.

National Center for Safety Initiatives


Based on extensive experience, the National Center for Safety Initiatives has established stringent search guidelines and paired them with user-friendly reporting capabilities.

Comprehensive Features

  • Red Light/Green Light determination (based on NCYS Recommended Guidelines©)
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) & Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) compliance
  • Identity verification
  • Full follow-up and investigation of records
  • Secure online applicant self-registration for collection of confidential information and consent directly from applicants
  • Safe and confidential storage of records
  • Easy-to-read summary report

Thorough Searches

  • The Check-It-Twice™ Program
  • National Criminal Database search
  • All available state sex offender registries search
  • Social security number verification
  • Address history records
  • OFAC federal terrorist database search


Make sure you can trust the people who work with your youth and scholastic football athletes. Find out how you can start taking advantage of the USA Football and National Center for Safety Initiatives background check service.