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Sep, 2017

Background Check Policy

CYBA will  begin conducting background checks on all participants in the Travel program who coach our children beginning 2017-2018 season.

First and foremost, background checks are necessary as a matter of safety. Background checks have become a standard practice in youth sports, as coach violence and sexual abuse and harassment have become more frequent (although still rare) occurrences. As parents in our community, we have a responsibility to make every reasonable effort to protect our kids from adults in the program who have a history of irresponsible behavior or unacceptable criminal activity. Each year more programs, like ours, make the decision to take this action to protect our children.

After a considerable evaluation process, CYBA has selected Protect Youth Sports to administer our background check program. Protect Youth Sports is a national organization that thoroughly, but discretely, works with numerous sports leagues throughout the country to conduct background checks. The background check requires very little personal information and takes less than 10 minutes to complete and submit to Protect Youth Sports. Protect Youth Sports ensures that the information you submit is kept in strictest confidence.

We have established a Background Review Committee comprised of 3 board members. They will receive the background check results that will show a “Pass", a “Fail" or a “Gray" area. The committee will be charged with insuring all coaches and assistant coaches are cleared to coach, communicating the negative results to the relevant league commissioner, and reviewing those findings that fall into the gray area.

You should know that all members of the CYBA board of directors have submitted their background applications.

There is no cost to you for submitting to the background check. CYBA will pick up the cost of administering this program for our youth.

We appreciate your support for this very important program. We trust that you agree that the overriding safety of our children outweighs the minor inconvenience that each of us will incur in submitting to this background check.

If you have any questions, please email us at  [email protected]

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