USAR Aligns with SafeSport for Background Checks
25 Nov, 2013
In 2013, USA Roller Sports took important steps to ensure the highest level of safety within our programs. One of these steps was the implementation of a standardized approach to background screening through the National Center for Safety Initiatives for all USA Roller Sports member coaches and international staff as recommended by the US Olympic Committee's Safe Sport Initiative. This included a screening using the Center's Check it TwiceTM product and a simple "Red Light/Green Light" clearance report issued in accordance with the Recommended Guidelines® published by the National Council of Youth Sports. This is part of a national movement towards the standardization of safety programs for youth-serving organizations in this country. USA Roller Sports has worked with National Center for Safety Initiatives to ensure that this process is convenient, secure and confidential.
In 2014, this program will be expanded to include all USA Roller Sports member officials and judges as well. When applying to become a member coach or official, you will be supplied with the information necessary to complete the online background check via the NCSI website. Red Light/Green Light" Results will be sent to USA Roller Sports. The National Center for Safety Initiatives will contact you directly if there are any questions, problems or issues related to your specific information. Upon receipt of your "Green Light" clearance, your coach/official membership will be updated for 2014. USA Roller Sports would like to thank you for your continued participation and your cooperation in this important process. More information is coming soon for coaches, clubs, athletes and parents.
For more information, go to the website.