Player Safety

Coronavirus Update: Little League International operates more than 6,500 programs in more than 84 countries, and therefore, we recommend that our leagues exercise an abundance of caution and implement a temporary suspension of all league activities until no earlier than May 11.

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Little League International requires all leagues and districts in the United States to conduct an annual background check, including a nationwide criminal search and a search of the National Sex Offender Registry. Little League preferred provider, J.D Palatine, has a Criminal File database that contains more than 600 million records, including criminal and sex offender registry records covering 50 states and the District of Columbia, meeting the current Little League Regulation 1(c) 8 & 9 requirement.

Volunteer Background Check Steps

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    Step 1

    Complete a Little League Volunteer Application and submit a government-issued photo ID.
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    Step 2

    Submit the Background Check.
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    Step 3

    Review the background check / volunteer application a with valid government issued photo ID.
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    Step 4

    Approving the background check.
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Webinar: Federal and State Background Checks

Player Safety Resources

A Safety Awareness Program

Background Checks

Long the pacesetter in youth sports safety, Little League has again taken the lead with the development of ASAP…

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Child Protection Program

All local Little Leagues are required to conduct background checks on managers, coaches, board of directors…

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Additional Player Safety Resources

Little League efforts to create a safe and healthy environment for its players and volunteers, both on the field and off.