- Click here to complete the staff background check application.
- Registrars: Click here to check the status of your submitted background check application.
WHO MUST COMPLETE A STAFF BACKGROUND CHECK:
All staff members who are required to be registered and are coaching players ages U-20 and below must complete a staff background check. This includes all coaches, assistant coaches and team managers assigned to a competitive team.
If your team is registered as a rec or super rec team pursuant to US Club Soccer Policies, minimally the head coach is required to be registered and complete a background check (see Player Rule 105 and Policy 11.01).
These staff members may not participate with a team until a background check is completed and a staff passcard has been issued.
WHEN THE BACKGROUND CHECK MUST BE COMPLETED:
The staff background check application must be submitted every two years – after July 1 in the year the passcard is to be issued or expires. Staff passcards will not be issued until the individual’s application is reviewed and approved. Rec coaches must complete an application in the first year they are registered via the rec roster.
- There is no charge for submitting the staff background check application.
- You do not need a login and password to access the application. Once completed, a new staff passcard and background check is valid for up to two years.
- You must complete this form yourself. Your registrar cannot do this for you. Any individual who completes an application on behalf of another individual is also subject to suspension or other discipline, and in addition may be subject to criminal or civil liability.
- To begin completing your application, first indicate your state and then select your club from the drop-down menu.
- You must include a valid email address with your application. Failure to do so may result in the inability to successfully process your application.
- Complete the form in its entirety, read the language at the bottom, click I Agree, and submit. If you bypass any of these steps, the form will not be submitted.
- Once your club or team requests your staff passcard, the background check will be processed. Your registrar will be able to see when you have submitted your application and when it is approved but not the background check information. You should tell your registrar when you have completed the application and provide your confirmation number so that he or she can promptly request your staff passcard if that has not already been completed.
- We will contact you if we have any further questions or concerns. Please note that if we ask you for any more documentation, it will be kept confidential and not shared with third parties. Otherwise, after the background check is reviewed and cleared, your registrar will be authorized to print your staff passcard.
- Registrars are able to see which staff members have completed the staff background check.
- It is important to have staff passcards processed early in the registration year so there is not any delay in receiving your player passcards.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
For more information on the US Club Soccer’s background check program, please contact your region’s administrative staff member.
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