Coach Screening / Background Check Policy Statement and Process
Criminal background screening on Coaches will be conducted by a screening committee, a subset of the Westurban Little League Inc. Board of Directors, in an effort to protect the children who participate in organized baseball and related activities associated with Westurban Little League Inc.
Westurban recognizes a Coach is any person who leads and instructs players at practices and/or games - or portions of practices and/or games
The criminal background screening is mandatory, no exceptions.
All candidates for the above mentioned positions must sign a Release Form for Criminal History which gives Westurban the right to check criminal history records and verify social security numbers. This will be executed by protect youth sports using a secure website link, coaches will execute their own background check which will be sent to Westurban Little League Comittee
No other personal information will be checked or researched.
A screening committee will review background check information to determine coaching eligibility. Only members of the screening committee will review data obtained, which will then be processed discreetly. All information is strictly confidential and will not be made public under any circumstances.
Reasons for being declined the opportunity to coach are noted below as part of this policy. In some instances, factors of time may be taken into account when considering coaching eligibility (i.e. length of time since disposition of certain offenses).
The decision of this screening committee may be appealed, for the purpose of clarifying facts or explaining extenuating circumstances, to the screening committee.
All criminal history record information will be promptly destroyed at the end of the current Westurban baseball season.
All coaches are required to notify the committee immediately following an arrest or conviction of any of the listed offenses. Any coach, who while coaching at Westurban is arrested for committing an offense as listed, will immediately forfeit his/her coaching eligibility until disposition by the courts. A conviction of an offense as listed will result in termination of coaching eligibility as stated in the policy.
The following is a list of offenses prohibiting an applicant from participation as a Coach -- offenses including but not limited to the following:
Assault (including aggravated and sexual)
Crimes against Children (including abandonment, abuse, endangerment,
pornography, possession or promotion of pornography, enticement, solicitation, sale
or purchase of, injury to, or indecency)
Criminally Negligent Homicide
Delivery of Marijuana
Manufacture of or Delivery of a controlled substance or dangerous drug
Any violation of a law intended to control the possession or distribution of any controlled substance or illegal drug
Injury to Elderly or Disabled
Manslaughter (voluntary or involuntary)
Prohibited Sexual Conduct
Prostitution (including promotion of, aggravated promotion of)
Marijuana Possession-If a first offense and not currently under probation --- eligible.
Theft- Eligibility dependent upon the severity and length of time since offense occurred.
DWI/DUI- If a first offense and not currently under probation --- eligible.
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