Keeping kids safe,
USA Football and the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) have teamed up to offer all USA Football affiliates the most comprehensive safety solutions available and free club management tools. Together we can keep sports fun and safe for every family.
USA Football league partners
Benefits for USA Football affiliates
Gold Standard background screenings at a special price
All USA Football affiliates can now get the Gold Standard in background screenings through NCSI with preferred pricing.
League Excellence Program gold status
We can help you earn gold status in USA Football’s League Excellence Program. The program recognizes youth leagues based on how they operate against best practices established by USA Football, including athlete safety.
Free access to SportsEngine HQ
All NCSI background screenings are managed online in SportsEngine HQ. As an added benefit, this partnership includes access to free program management tools that can help attract new members, raise funds, sell apparel, and collect fees.
National Athlete Safety Program: background checks & abuse prevention training
On February 14, 2018, the President signed the "Safe Sports Act".
This federal law created the need for abuse prevention training for people working in all youth sports.
It also created mandatory requirements that if not followed could impose a $125,000 federal civil judgement.
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A message from USA Football
When imagining what great youth sports look like, non-negotiables are gold standard player safety, accredited coach education, and coaches who serve as mentors and care about their kids. Adding SportsEngine and NCSI to the USA Football family places all of this in youth football. The biggest winners are our children and their parents who love the fun, friends, and fitness found in football.
Scott Hallenbeck - USA Football CEO and Executive Director
Leading the youth sports safety movement
NCSI and SportsEngine are leading the charge for increased youth sports safety measures. Our background checks are designed to meet the unique needs of high-profile, high-risk, sports-centric clients while our abuse prevention training helps adults in power identify signs of abuse.
The only background check endorsed by the National Council of Youth Sports
15 years of experience serving youth sports organizations
Background screening packages—made for you
Help protect your athletes, and organization, with our industry-leading background screenings that uncover pivotal information other screening providers may miss.
We’ve created two screening packages to best serve your USA Football organization. The USA Football Youth Sports package includes thorough background screenings and expert support while the USOPC Compliant package goes even more in-depth with additional searches and Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) administration at an exclusive price.
How USA Football and NCSI's screening packages compare to discount services
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