Background screening is part of US Club Soccer’s staff registration process, which, pursuant to U.S. Soccer rules, is required of all individuals working with or managing youth players, regardless of whether they are volunteers or paid staff, or registered with another U.S. Soccer member organization. This includes all coaches, assistant coaches, and team managers assigned to a team with youth players.
Generally speaking, staff registering with US Club Soccer must submit a background screening application every other year – after July 1 within the year the passcard/registration is to be issued or expires.
More specifically, recreational staff must complete and pass a background screening every other registration year.
The cost for completing the background screening application is $18. Payments can be made via credit card or bank draft transaction as part of the application process.