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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 (Please Read)

2020 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 & Verified Volunteers – Working Together

Pop Warner and Sterling Volunteers, formerly Verified Volunteers, are partnered to provide Pop Warner leagues with secure, high quality background checks. Through this partnership, we can help your association onboard trustworthy coaches, reduce screening costs and provide peace of mind enabling you to make a greater impact, and help promote safer coaching.

Cost Saving Measures: Pool your leagues together for deeper volume discounts; or split the cost with your coaches; or allow for optional contributions from your coaches. Coaches can also securely share their background check at no cost with other nonprofits.

Monthly Updates for 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.

Pop Warner & Applicant Insight – A Winning Team

Applicant Insight (AI) has been a trusted partner, providing background screening services to Pop Warner Little Scholars for the past three seasons (2017-19). It's our mission to provide League/Association Management the most thorough, fully FCRA-compliant background screening solutions available, while keeping out costs and yearly budgets in mind.

Option 1A $4.00: National Criminal Insight Search including National Sex Offender Registry Search. Also. included, Al will validate every record found (unlimited) on the National Criminal Insight Search, directly at the reporting source (i.e. County Courthouse)*.

Option 1B $10.00: Option 1 above a statewide search OR a County Courthouse search for the volunteer's current county of residence. This option is especially effective for states with little or no National Criminal Database coverage.* - Please see 2019 Applicant insight Background Check Procedures for more information.
*County Access fees may apply

Monthly Monitoring: As part of our overall offering to Pop Warner National, we are offering this service for a one-time charge of only $3.00 per volunteer per season. With this, we will continue to screen every volunteer you submit, performing a National search on them monthly throughout your entire season. Any records found and verified will be sent to you immediately.


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Langhorne, Pennsylvania 19047

Phone: 215-752-2691
Fax: 516-622-3901

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