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Background Check Provider - JDP

In accordance with Pop Warner’s Child Protection Policy, background checks must be performed annually prior to the start of the volunteer’s service with Pop Warner.  Please review the Pop Warner background screening rules and procedures.

Pop Warner, in partnership with Sports Connect, is proud to offer a fully integrated background screening solution with JDP. This integrated solution allows for a frictionless screening experience, all contained within Sports Connect in your Certifications dashboard. As a leading provider of background screening in Youth Sports, JDP partners with thousands of organizations across the country including large national baseball organizations and 49 of 54 state soccer associations.

Once your account is approved and set-up, you will have access to their innovative platform, quality checks, multi-state screening services, special discounted pricing and free resources which will help to streamline efficiencies and mitigate risk for Pop Warner Leagues/Associations.

By default, the Sports Connect integration will support only the Advanced Package. If your organization’s needs differ from the Advanced package, please follow the steps below to signup directly with JDP. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]


Setting up your LEAGUE Account with JDP can be done in 2 easy steps:
STEP 1: Sign-up for a JDP LEAGUE account here

STEP 2: Once your account has been created by JDP, you will receive a welcome email, including User Guide and other documentation.

Please note that when signing up for the first time, if all of documents received are completed correctly, it will only take up to 2 business days to set up your account.  You can start screening immediately thereafter. However, please plan accordingly and leave yourself enough time to perform the checks prior to the start of the season.

Once all background checks are completed, leagues must sign and file the current annual League Affidavit of Compliance found on the Pop Warner website affidavits with the National Office.  The Association Affidavit should be sent to and retained by the League. Any association affidavits received by national will be returned to the league.  The Deadline for receipt of league affidavits at the National Office is October 1, 2024.  We can accept either a fax or e-mail as long as it is legally signed by the League Official.

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 Forms

2024 Volunteer Application - Official Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. Volunteer Application.

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.

2024 JDP Background Check Procedures


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