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).
In accordance with Pop Warner’s Child Protection Policy, background checks must be performed ANNUALLY prior to the start of the volunteer’s service in Pop Warner. First Advantage is the official online national background check provider of Pop Warner and provides multi-state screening services delivered instantaneously once your account is approved.
More Information: Contractor Advantage - Vendor User Guide
2017 Background Check Forms & Downloads:
Volunteer Application - Official Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. 2016 Volunteer Application.
League Affadavit - Official Pop Warner Background Check 2016 League Affidavit
Association Affadavit - Official Pop Warner Background Check 2016 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.
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