The Ohio North Board of Directors approved a more comprehensive background screening to be conducted every two years effective with the 2019/2020 seasonal year. All adults who need to complete a background screening for the 2019/2020 seasonal year will need to wait until the new system is launched on July 1st.
If you need a background screening done sooner for the Ohio North Cup Series or for the summer season, please contact Bernie Telmanik directly 440.526.9020 ext 202.
New Background Screening
Ohio North is teaming up with SportsEngine in partnership with the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) to help keep our kids safe with a streamlined player safety program that includes industry-leading background screenings as well as managing our player safety compliance, including, but not limited to, the new SafeSport training, concussion training and Lindsay’s Law.
Effective for the 2019/2020 seasonal year, Ohio North’s new Player Safety program (formerly referred to as Risk Management), will require adults to complete their background screening (every two years) and applicable player safety compliance (as required by state/federal laws and/or Ohio North policy) directly in SportsEngine regardless of your current registration platform.
An adult is defined as all coaches, team managers, trainers, organization staff/employees, board members, referees and any other person age 18 or older who may have the opportunity to have direct and unmonitored access to children in your organization.
Background Screening Validity Dates
|If completed between
||It is valid through
|July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020
||July 31, 2021
|July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021
||July 31, 2022
|July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022
||July 31, 2023
Background Screening Cost/Payment
The cost is $20 per background screening, which will be payable online 1) by the adult requesting and completing the application, and/or 2) a pre-paid code from your club/league to be set up when the system launches July 1st.
Background Screening Results
Background screening results will typically be available to Ohio North in five (5) business day; however, the specific time frame varies based on the amount of time it takes counties and states to return results.