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Coaches Registry Application

Background Screen

The Registered Coaches application process includes: (1) a current USATF membership, (2) listing of your coaching affiliation, (3) agreement with the policies in the Safe Sport Handbook and (4) a background screen. USATF offers two background screening companies, TC Logiq and the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI). The application process will direct each coach to the correct screening company based on the required field below.

  TC Logiq NCSI
Screening Criteria The screening criteria is the same for both companies.
Membership
Requirement
Yes Yes
Price $8 $16
Screen Length 1 Year 2 Years
Expiration All screens completed prior to November 1st will expire on December 31st. All screens taken after November 1st will expire on December 31st of the following year. All screens expire two years from the date the screen was passed.
Applicable to All USATF Youth Club coaches and volunteers who come in contact with youth athletes during registered club practices or other club-related track and field activities must submit a background check through TC Logiq. All elite, collegiate and non-youth club coaches should submit a background check through NCSI.

NCSI & TC Logiq provide a comprehensive search with the assurance of the highest quality information available, and they work confidentially with each client. The following are included in the comprehensive search:
 
  1. Identity verification
  2. National Criminal database search
  3. OFAC terrorist database search
  4. Sex Offender registry search of all available states
  5. County search of residency within the last five years

Registry Renewal

The published list denotes a coach’s affiliation, association, verification and expiration date. Coaches will need to renew their registration every 1-2 years based on the screen they complete (view table above). To begin the renewal process click on, “Begin the Application” link below.

Information Misrepresentation

Any person misrepresenting information in the application may be disqualified and subject to a review by the Coaches Oversight Committee prior to reinstatement. The Coaches Advisory Committee selects three active coaches from the coaching community to serve in an advisory capacity as the Oversight Committee of the Coaches Registry. All complaints or grievances are handled in compliance with the By-laws of USATF.

Note: Refunds will not be distributed for the Coaches Registry background screen. Please ensure you review all information prior to beginning the application.
 

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