Convicted Sex Offender Caught Coaching Youth Sports

Convicted Sex Offender Caught Coaching Youth Sports

A convicted sex offender in Texas was arrested for violating the terms of his probabtion after he was discovered coaching a youth baseball team.

It is not yet clear whether or not the 22 year-old-coach had undergone a background check prior to his work with the Brownwood Freshman League - Youth Baseball. 

Read on: Get the full article from KTXS News here.

Protecting the welfare of children is a top priority for all youth sports leagues.  At SSCI, we believe that keeping children safe on the field begins with a thorough, due diligent background check of all coaches and volunteers.

Background Screenings for Youth Sports Coaches are a crucial step on the way to nurturing a safe environment for children in youth sports. Our Background Checks for Coaches can help your league feel safer with the knowledge that coaches and volunteers screened through SSCI’s nationally renowned background check program have undergone a detailed check that has helped to set the standard for parks and recreation background screenings. 

Find out more about SSCI's commitment to Youth Sports Background Checks here.

Background Checks Not Conducted - Coaches Found With Criminal Charges

Background Checks Not Conducted - Coaches Found With Criminal Charges

The City of Radcliff in Kentucky ended their partnership with a local youth sports group earlier this year after they say they learned that the league was not conducting background checks on its coaches. Background checks are required and part of the contract for youth coaches according to the City of Radcliff, which says that this rule was not being followed by the North Hardin Youth Football League.

North Hardin Youth Football League had previously utilized the city's facilities for practice, games and other league related events. Parks and recreation departments across the country have contracts or agreements in place with their local sports leagues or "User Groups", where facilities are shared but it is critical that these organizations implement high standard background checks to ensure that children are protected.

Councilman for the City of Radcliff, Chris Yates, spoke with WDRB in Kentucky to discuss the city's decision to sever ties with the North Hardin Youth Football League stating, "We looked into it, and we did find out that background checks had not been conducted." Yates also stated that upon further inspection, several coaches were found to have felony criminal records. "There were at least four to five felons...Charges that included trafficking within 500 yards of a school, carrying a concealed deadly weapon by a felon, assault, felony evading, just to name a few."

"What we found was concerning," Yates continued, "but what could've been is even more concerning. There very easily could've been a child molester out there with our kids."

Click here to read the full story from WDRB.

To find out more about our background screening solutions for youth sports, parks and recreation, user groups, volunteer and more, click here!

Utah Recreation & Parks Conference (URPA) 2017: See You There!

Utah Recreation & Parks Conference (URPA) 2017: See You There!

We look forward to seeing you at this year's Utah Recreation and Parks Association (URPA) Conference! March 13-14th in St. George, Utah!

We're excited to announce that SSCI will be speaking and exhibiting at this year's Utah Recreation and Parks Association Conference! From the beginning, SSCI identified abundant deficiencies in the traditional methods utilized to screen volunteers. These deficiencies fell significantly short of the due diligent employment screening practices which placed all volunteer dependant organizations and their members at serious risk! Aggressively addressing the need to upgrade background screening for volunteers, SSCI has become the leading professionals providing training, education and consultation in all matters relating to volunteer background checks.

SSCI Holiday Hours

SSCI Holiday Hours

As the holiday season approaches, we hope to find you well! We would like to take a moment to inform you of our observed holiday hours.