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Background Checks

Pop Warner programs nationwide are required to annually conduct a background check of: Coaches, Board of Directors members and any other persons, volunteers or hired workers, who provide regular service to the league and-or have repetitive access to, or contact with, players and-or spirit participants. The purpose of these background checks is, first and foremost, to protect the children.

Background Check Affidavits:

The required affidavits corresponding to the background check investigations are available for download below.  Please be advised that one affidavit should be filled out for each association and/or league member that is performing the background checks. 

Please note: this form should NOT be sent to the National Office. One affidavit per association should be forwarded to the league level along with the volunteer application(s) of the association official(s) who performed the background checks at the association level so those applications can be reviewed by a league official(s). All association affidavits should be maintained at the league level.

Pop Warner Background Check Policy:

Please refer to Pop Warner's policy on Mandatory Background Checks (Article 21 of the Official PW Rule Book).


Background Check Providers

Pop Warner Little Scholars & Verified Volunteers – Working Together

The Pop Warner Little Scholars and Verified Volunteers (VV) partnership assists in creating safe environments for leagues that will help to safeguard your assets, reputation, people and overall security. Verified Volunteers is tailored to the specific needs of nonprofits who serve vulnerable populations and provide high quality background screening programs, industry leading turn-around-times, competitive pricing, innovative technology and unmatched customer service.

The Pop Warner Little Scholars and Verified Volunteers partnership helps implement best practices and is taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of everyone dedicated to Pop Warner Little Scholars. As part of this partnership, Verified Volunteers is honoring discounted partner pricing to coaches and employees. Verified Volunteers high quality background checks will help you save time, money and provide peace of mind, so you can continue to focus on making a positive impact on the lives of today’s youth.

Pop Warner & Applicant Insight – A Winning Team

In accordance with Pop Warner’s Child Protection Policy, background checks must be performed ANNUALLY prior to the start of the volunteer’s service in Pop Warner. Applicant Insight, Inc. is an official background screening provider of Pop Warner, and provides background screening services in all states delivered directly to you once your account is approved.

Option 1A $4.00: National Criminal Database Search.
Our search includes a 7-year address history of the volunteer and a National Sex Offender database search as well.  Rather than having to do two separate searches, these are grouped into one search for your convenience.  This search also includes us verifying every record that is returned on the national database search directly at the courthouse/reporting source, either in-person or via direct connection with the courthouse/reporting source.  This will eliminate the time your team must spend figuring out if the records returned belong to your volunteer or not, and will also eliminate losing out on an otherwise qualified volunteer because a record returned on them did not in fact belong to them.

Option 1B $10.00: Option 1A above plus a statewide search OR a County Courthouse search for the volunteer’s current (or longest) county of residence.  This option is especially effective for states with limited or no national database coverage*
**County Court or State Access fees are passed through to you**


Background Check Forms

 Background Check Memo (Please Read)

 Volunteer Application - Official Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. Volunteer Application.

 League Affadavit - Official Pop Warner Background Check League Affidavit

Association Affadavit - Official Pop Warner Background Check Association Affidavit

Disclaimer:  Pop Warner volunteers must comply with Section 1, Article 4, Proprietary Rights, of the Policies and Procedures of Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc.  Any violation of Article IV, Policies and Procedures, may result in the revocation of the league charter.

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