Background Checks on Employed and Volunteer Coaches for Youth Sports
Background screening is a valuable tool utilized across a wide variety of industries and has proven successful in creating safe work environments.
Adam Almeida, President and CEO of CriminalBackgroundRecords.com states: “It is important to note that the actual background check, that is the drawing of information, is only part of the vetting process.”
Hiring managers know that a thorough and legally compliant pre-employment background check is an enormously important tool, one that over 80% of all business and organizations use, and when combined with a thorough interview can be very powerful.
“When a candidate understands that a background check is thorough and complete, one that utilizes public records and verification of employment and education,” Almeida states, “it gives that individual pause should their information be purposely inaccurate.”
Groups that involved with youth sports, especially those that utilize background screening should take note.
“Volunteer background checks are especially important with schools and churches, and any group involved with youth sports. When combined with a well-publicized and thorough background check, one that includes public records search and data verification, a background check can act as a preventative tool.”
Every day internet news sites are littered with articles regarding malfeasant coaches.
In Lafayette, Indiana an assistant boys volleyball coach was charged in child seduction and related charges.
From jconline.com (Aug 22, 17)
Lafayette School Corp. Supt. Les Huddle said Barmby worked as a paraprofessional and substitute paraprofessional, in addition to being an assistant coach, for less than a year before she was terminated following the criminal investigation.
A Minnesota high school recently put a paid coach on administrative leave due to inappropriate and illegal behavior with a minor.
From kstp.com (Aug 30, 17):
A Hudson High School junior varsity girls basketball coach has been placed on paid administrative leave after sexual assault-related charges were filed against him this week.
… has been charged with first-degree child sexual assault for having contact with a person under the age of 13, according to the filing. … has also been charged with repeated sexual assault of the same child, using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, and for causing a child ages 13-18 to view sexual activity. (2)
A background check on a youth coach could include:
- Employment and / or volunteer verification
- Personal reference verification
- Education / Certificate verification
- Sexual Predator registry
- Criminal History Record search
- Department of Motor vehicles record check
“Ultimately a solid vetting process, one that includes a face-to-face interview, verification of claims, and a background check will greatly assist in creating a safe environment for participants of youth sports.”
With summer gone and kids back in school creating a safe environment for them to grow and learn is critical. Utilizing a background screening as part of the vetting process is a must.
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