Background Checks

Baseball should be a positive and rewarding experience for our youth.  In an effort to create a safe environment within our sport, all organizations operating within amateur baseball should have a background check policy. Screening should be conducted on all participating adults that have contact with minor athletes, at minimum, with a background check that searches both the National Criminal Database and the National Sex Offender Registry.

Please keep in mind that the above is just the minimum standard.  USA Baseball works with JD Palatine to screen all participating adults in our programming.  Individuals working with us will have undergone and passed a background check that covers:

  • ID Check w/SSN Verification (*Please note that USA Baseball does not run your credit history. The background check service provider uses TransUnion to verify Social Security Numbers; thus, you may see this on your credit report, but this is only to verify Social Security Numbers. If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Rhyne at [email protected])
  • JDP National Criminal Database
  • JDP National Sex Offender Registry Including all 50 States, US Territories, and American Indian Tribe Registries
  • County Search – Criminal Felony and Misdemeanor – 7 Year Residence History of Provided Name – Unlimited Counties

There is no greater responsibility a youth sports organization has than the safety and well-being of their athletes.  Selecting the right background check service provider and criteria for background checks, lowers the risk that your organization engages with an individual who should not be involved in youth sports.  To that end, USA Baseball is pleased to offer the minimum standard check service through JD Palatine to all amateur baseball organizations.  If your organization decides to use this service, please note that you will be using our adjudication matrix and the disqualifying factors we use as the national governing body.  Further we require a signed terms and condition agreement, so you must contact us to set up your organization before sending individuals through the platform.  Red lighted individuals will show up on our banned list.  If your baseball organization is interested in providing screens through JD Palatine, please email [email protected].