First and foremost, background checks are necessary as a matter of safety:
Background checks have become a standard practice in youth sports, as coach violence and sexual abuse and harassment have become more frequent (although still rare) occurrences.
- Discover previous arrest and convictions for sexual and/or violent offenses
- Protect your organization from legal liability and lawsuits
- Prevent allegations of negligent selection and hiring
Every reasonable effort should be made to protect youth sports participants from adults in the program who have a history of unacceptable criminal activity. Don’t wait, get started today…