Background Checks

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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).

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LexisNexis Volunteer Screening is the Official Background Check Provider of Pop Warner Little Scholars. LexisNexis is committed to delivering comprehensive employee and volunteer background screening services to all Nonprofit organizations in order to help protect our nation’s vulnerable populations. Delivering affordable access to public record databases for the benefit of service organizations and their constituents is part of our corporate vision to create a safer and more secure society through the responsible use of information.

More Information: LexisNexis Volunteer Screening I Change of Address/Information Form
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2014 Background Check Forms & Downloads:

Excel Volunteer Application - Official Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. 2014 Volunteer Application.

PDF League Affadavit - Official Pop Warner Background Check 2014 League Affidavit

PDF Association Affadavit - Official Pop Warner Background Check 2014 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.

Other Resources:


For Information on Background Checks From NCSI, please click the above logo.


U.S. Department of Justice
National SOR Resource Website.