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Jun, 2019

Background Checks for Little League Volunteers

From developing strict pitch count regulations in order to keep young arms healthy to the A Safety Awareness Program, providing a safe baseball and softball experience is paramount for Little League®. As part of Little League’s Child Protection Program, local leagues must conduct background checks on all volunteers and hired workers who provide regular service to the league and/or have repetitive access to, or contact with, players or teams.

From the start of the season through Fall Ball and beyond, Little League requires all volunteers to complete a 
Volunteer Application Form. All leagues must conduct a national criminal background check for each volunteer or hired worker that also includes the Department of Justice National Sex Offender Registry check. That includes all managers, coaches, Board of Directors members, umpires, concession stand workers, Team Moms, scorekeepers, and other volunteers who have regular service to the league or repetitive access to children. If a volunteer is spending time in the dugout or helping out at practices, that individual must submit a volunteer application and go through the background check process. It’s important to remember that volunteer appointments are for one year only, and that every year, all individuals volunteering at the local level must submit either a Volunteer Application or Returning Volunteer Application and go through the background check process, annually.

Little League International requires all leagues and districts in the United States to conduct background checks that utilize JDP Background Screening, or another provider that is comparable to JDP in accessing background check records for sex offender registry data and criminal records. For those leagues that have satisfied this regulation in past seasons by utilizing JDP, there are no additional expectations, since the JDP background check currently meets that standard. The JDP National Criminal File database that contains more than 450 million records, including criminal and sex offender registry records covering 50 states and the District of Columbia, meets the current regulation requirement. Leagues are not required to use the JDP website, but may also use alternate resources. However, the alternate resources must equal or exceed the services provided by JDP.

The JDP QuickApp solution allows leagues to simply upload basic information (name and email address) for volunteers to complete their own the background check. All personal information is secured inside the JDP environment with no other sensitive, personal information released or visible to any third party.

A: No, the Little League Volunteer Application is integrated into the JDP Quickapp. The application can be viewed or downloaded under the individual volunteer’s background check.

A: Yes, the volunteer can either complete the electronic returning volunteer application when they submit their background or complete a paper form.


A: YESAn SSN must be provided. this is not only required by Little League International but, it is to ensure that JDP reports back the most accurate information.




A: The best option is to utilize the JDP QuickApp. This is where the volunteer will complete the application and provide all the required information in order to conduct the background check.

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