Screening People in Youth-based Sports Organizations

Youth-based sports organizations that work with employees and volunteers often demand a consistent background screening policy – and can help.

Absent legal requirements, many sports organizations have implemented criminal background checks for many of their coaches, paid and volunteer staff members and occasional supporters to assure the legitimate worried parents that sufficient steps have been taken to protect their children and create a safe environment. If parents lose trust in an organization due to lack of screening, it can lead to loss of members and support from the community.

Youth-based sports organizations should at a minimum make a good faith effort in trying to screen out people with a criminal past that makes them unsuitable for working or otherwise having access to children. As part of our multi-jurisdictional criminal database, we search through violent and sex offender registries from every state. Allowing an individual that is on a known sex offender registry or that has an extensive criminal past to work with youth athletes can cause irreparable damage to both your organization and the individuals you have made accessible to them. offer an easy registration process with the ability to pay for background checks with your credit card. You can start a screening program for your sports team or organization today.

Customize A Screening Solution for your Sports Organization

  1. Start with a criminal database search

    US OneSEARCH check(recommended)

    • Multi-jurisdictional database search of criminal records on provided name
    • Offender registry check of records from all 50 states on provided name
    • Terrorist watch list (such as OFAC) on provided name
  2. Supplement with direct searches at specific courthouses

    • Enter the subject's social security number to develop counties and federal districts to search
    • County criminal checks in counties of known residence, work, or school
    • Federal criminal checks in federal districts of known residence, work, or school

  3. Verify key facts from the resume for critical or highly sensitive posts

  4. Add any role-specific reports or verifications

Youth Based Sports Organizations background check whitepaper

Read how can help apply commercial-grade employment screening for coaches, trainers, volunteers and employees at youth based sports organizations.

The Difference

Technology has the technological resources to support some of the most complex hiring programs in the world. We offer some of the most intuitive software with the ability to create packages per client, progressively screen individuals, and much more.

Compliance has our finger on the pulse of compliance issues relating to background screening and human capital solutions. That means that we are able to help you meet federal, state, and local compliance regulations, including ones that are specific to the industries you serve.


With over 650 million records, we can offer you the #1 criminal conviction database in the industry that can be used for criminal background checks. What's more, we actively search for updated records for our criminal database, with the end result being a cleaner and more reliable criminal record search.

* Based on a comparison of the number of sources of conviction data for online criminal conviction databases that make their source list publicly available.