Background Checks

Baseball should be a positive and rewarding experience for our youth.  In an effort to create a safe environment within our sport and because it is also required by law (Senate Bill 534), all organizations operating within amateur baseball should have a background check policy. Screening should be conducted on all participating adults that have contact with minor athletes, at minimum, with a background check that searches both the National Criminal Database and the National Sex Offender Registry.

Please keep in mind that the above is just the minimum standard.  USA Baseball works with JD Palatine to screen all participating adults in our programming.  Individuals working with us will have undergone and passed a background check that covers:

  • ID Check w/SSN Verification
  • JDP National Criminal Database
  • JDP National Sex Offender Registry Including all 50 States, US Territories, and American Indian Tribe Registries
  • County Search – Criminal Felony and Misdemeanor – 7 Year Residence History of Provided Name – Unlimited Counties

There is no greater responsibility a youth sports organization has than the safety and well-being of their athletes.  Selecting the right background check service provider and criteria for background checks, lowers the risk that your organization engages with an individual who should not be involved in youth sports.  To that end, USA Baseball is pleased to offer the minimum standard check service through JD Palatine to all amateur baseball organizations.  This service also creates connectivity between the baseball landscape as USA Baseball will house the screening results within its searchable database.  If your baseball organization is interested in providing screens through JD Palatine, please email