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Background Screen

Annual Cost

$35.00 every two years.  This includes the following:

  • comprehensive background screen in initial year
  • off year background screen review
  • $17.50 per year average cost

International Screens for non-citizens has shifted to a flat rate. Searches for Canada will be at the cost of $75.00 and all other international locations will be $150.00

Who Is This For?

Every adult who has regular contact with junior level/minor age athletes.  Each adult's USA Volleyball membership credential will state if this minimum standard has been met.

Background Screens are Not Equal

Organizations who contract with a background screen company determine the offenses which disqualify a person from participation and/or membership. USA Volleyball will not accept a background screen that is completed outside of the organization. Such a policy better ensures that adult members working with minor age athletes have been thoroughly vetted at a consistent, high standard across all Regions.  

This USAV Volleyball and Regional Volleyball Association Background Check Policy includes significant alterations to the automatic disqualifiers section. Those who may have passed the background screen previously may no longer qualify under the current automatic disqualifiers.

Full Background Checks. All full background check screens will include at least the following search components:

  1. Social Security Number validation;
  2. Name and address history records;
  3. Two independent Multi-Jurisdictional Criminal Database searches covering 50 states plus DC, Guam, and Puerto Rico;
  4. Federal District Courts search for each name used and district where the individual currently lives or has lived during the past seven years, going back the length of time records are available and reportable;
  5. County Criminal Records for each name used and county where the individual currently lives or has lived during the past seven years, going back the length of time records are available and reportable for each county searched;
  6. National Sex Offender Registry database search of all available states, plus DC, Guam, and Puerto Rico;
  7. Multiple National Watch Lists;
  8. SafeSport Disciplinary Records;
  9. Comprehensive International Records search for U.S. citizens who have lived outside of the United States for six consecutive months in any one country, during the past seven years;
  10. Motor Vehicle Records of at least a 3-year history in the state of licensure; (if driving is required for position).

Supplemental Background Checks. All supplemental off-year background check screens will be conducted using at least the following search components:

  1. Multi-Jurisdictional criminal database covering 50 states plus DC, Guam, and Puerto Rico;
  2. Sex Offender Registry database searches of all available states, plus DC, Guam, and Puerto Rico; and,
  3. SafeSport Disciplinary Records.

Falsification of information on any membership application or the consent/release form is grounds for membership revocation or restriction of membership.

Individuals that are disqualified must wait one season before reapplying for affiliation and/or participation with a junior club or team.

ENFORCEMENT: The hiring entity is responsible for ensuring adherence to this policy, and ensuring that those individuals who are disqualified do not participate in USAV/RVA sanctioned events and/or activities.

PENALTY: Failure of a club/entity to request background screening or enforce disqualification is cause for the RVA or USAV to impose penalties. The minimum penalty shall be suspension of all members of the offending club/entity until background screening and enforcement requirements are met.  Additional measures may include financial penalties and/or extended suspensions against disqualified individuals and/or the club/entity.