Background Check QUICK GUIDE
Our focus is to improve the safety of the playing environment for all youth soccer players in Ohio. The official background check provider for Ohio Soccer Association is JDP. JDP uses the platform provided by Players Health to capture the requisite information to run the check.
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Background checks are required for the following adults, regardless of involvement with competitive or recreational soccer;
- Coaches and Soccer Trainers
- Board Members of Leagues and Clubs
- Club Administrators, Team Administrators and Team Managers
- Tournament Organizers
- Athletic Trainers
- Organizational Employees who may have the opportunity to have direct and unmonitored access to minors
Background checks are good for up to two years and typically take up to 5 business days to complete. Length of time does not imply issues with your background check. In addition, there is no longer a printable certificate when you have submitted for a background check.
Background checks from other providers or employers are not valid for risk approval with Ohio Soccer Association. You must submit a background check through the Ohio Soccer Association provider (JDP via Players Health).
For a competitively affiliated adults (coach, board member, admin, etc.), the cost of the check will be $18, payable at time of registration.
For recreational affiliated adults (coaches, board members, admins, etc.), OSA absorbs the cost of the background check. You will need to use a code which has been provided to your league by OSA to negate the cost.
For a guide to complete the background check, along with all other Safe Soccer requirements, click here.