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Background Checks

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).

Background Check Forms

 Background Check Memo to Leagues (Please Read)

2021 Volunteer Application - Official Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. Volunteer Application.

 League Affadavit - Official Pop Warner Background Check League Affidavit

Association Affadavit - Official Pop Warner Background Check 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.

Background Check Providers

Pop Warner Little Scholars & Sterling Volunteers – Working Together to Promote Safer Coaching

Sterling Volunteers, the only preferred screening provider of Pop Warner Little Scholars, are partnered to create safer coaching environments with secure, high-quality, compliant background checks.

Through this partnership, we can help your League and Associations onboard trustworthy coaches, reduce screening costs and provide peace of mind enabling you to make a greater impact, and help promote safer coaching.

Monthly Updates for Added Security & Peace of Mind:
Free monthly Nationwide & Sex Offender updates for the first year so you have the added security of monitoring your coaches for new criminal records.
Cost Saving Measures:
Split the cost with your coaches; or allow for optional contributions - on average, we see 30% of volunteers contribute to the cost of their check which ends up covering 90% of the cost!

Get Results Quickly:
Sterling advanced technologies helps ensure fast turn-around times with most checks being completed in less than 24 hours.

2021 Sterling Volunteers Background Checks - GET STARTED


Pop Warner Little Scholars

P.O. Box 307 
Langhorne, Pennsylvania 19047

Phone: 215-752-2691
Fax: 215-752-2879

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