BACKGROUND CHECKS

Whether you're a sports parent, league administrator or high school athletic director, you don't want to have to worry about athlete safety when it comes to the adults around them, whether they're coaches, officials or volunteers.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BACKGROUND CHECKS

Background checks are a critical component of any athlete protection program. At USA Football, we believe that a thorough background check of all individuals who engage in regular contact with minor athletes is the first step toward protecting those athletes.

The welfare of young athletes should be a priority for all youth football leagues and background checks help to provide parents, athletes, volunteers and coaches with peace of mind knowing that your league is taking proactive steps toward athlete protection.

EVERYTHING IN ONE PLACE

USA Football gives league administrators the ability to track both background checks and youth coach certifications on usafootball.com. Through their USA Football account, coaches and volunteers will be able to initiate their background check and complete the youth coach certification.

For organizations that are enrolled with USA Football, administrators will have access to dashboards to help you efficiently monitor the status of your coaches’ background checks and certification completions.

USA FOOTBALL PREFERRED PARTNERS

Through our preferred background check screening partners, you'll receive screenings designed to satisfy the Gold Level requirement in the League Excellence Program.

Both of our preferred background check partners, the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) and Peopletrail®, are able to provide you with a compliant check at a very attractive price point (as low as $10 per coach per year for a 2-year check, with a 12 month check-up).


BACKGROUND CHECK COMPONENTS:

  • Two Multi-Jurisdictional Criminal Database (MJD) covering 50 States plus the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico
  • Two National Sex Offender Registries including State-reported information
  • Social Security Number validation
  • Name and Address history records
  • County Criminal records - based on county of longest residence within the last 7 years
  • An additional country criminal records search based on MJD results
  • If background check results are effective for more than one year, a re-check each 12 months of MJDs and National Sex Offender Registries.
NCSI is a leader in youth-centered background screening solutions, providing the “Gold Standard” in protection for individuals and organizations. Through in-depth investigations, NCSI goes beyond a standard database-only search to provide thorough screenings of individuals. NCSI’s services are trusted by thousands of sports organizations to provide training, education and comprehensive volunteer background checks.
FOR COMMISSIONERS & LEAGUE REPRESENTATIVES

$20.50

FOR 2 YEARS

Commissioners, Presidents or league representatives can sign-up to order background checks for their entire league. This option allows for the order of multiple background checks.
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FOR COACHES

$20.50

FOR 2 YEARS

Coaches can purchase their own background check when not set up through the league. This option only allows a background check of the individual who requests it.
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ADDITIONAL UPGRADES & COSTS:

Premium Background Check*

$30.00

Peopletrail is passionate about putting safety first in sports. Through their partnership with USA Football, Peopletrail provides you with the tools necessary to accomplish this at an affordable price without compromising ease-of-use. Peopletrail’s Actionable Insight® Screening solution combines easy-to-use technology and human insights to help you put safety first and build a better, safer athletic experience.
FOR COMMISSIONERS & LEAGUE REPRESENTATIVES

$20.50

FOR 2 YEARS

Commissioners, Presidents or league representatives can sign-up to order background checks for their entire league. This option allows for the order of multiple background checks.
GET STARTED
FOR COACHES

$20.50

FOR 2 YEARS

Coaches can purchase their own background check when not set up through the league. This option only allows a background check of the individual who requests it.
GET STARTED

ADDITIONAL UPGRADES & COSTS:

Single Year

PLEASE CONTACT PEOPLETRAIL DIRECTLY FOR DETAILS ON THIS 1 YEAR OPTION

$30.00

Premium Background Check*

$30.00

* This offering exceeds the Standard USA Football background check requirement for League Excellence allowing your league to standout. Please contact either NCSI or Peopletrail directly for features and benefits

BACKGROUND CHECKS & THE LEAGUE EXCELLENCE PROGRAM

Background checks are an important component of a quality league and protecting young athletes. Through our preferred background check screening partners, your coaches will undergo screenings designed to satisfy the Gold Level requirement in the League Excellence Program. Achieving USA Football’s Gold Level status will provide your league the opportunity to promote and celebrate you commitment to your athletes and the community.

TAKE THE NEXT STEPS

Ready to demonstrate your commitment to protecting your athletes? Contact one of our preferred partners to get your background check program set up and monitor your coaches’ status while also working towards earning your recognition through the League Excellence Program.