NEW BACKGROUND SEARCH PROCEDURES BEGINNING JUNE 1, 2019!!
Before completing your background search application, please be sure you have your Heads Up Concussion Training Certificate of Completion AND your SafeSport Refresher Training Certificate. IF YOU HAVE NOT YET TAKEN THE SAFESPORT TRAINING, DO NOT GO DIRECTLY TO SAFESPORT.ORG TO TAKE THE TRAINING. THAT CERTIFICATE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO TAKE YOUR SAFESPORT TRAINING AT THE SUBMISSION OF YOUR BACKGROUND SEARCH.
If you have not yet taken the Heads Up Concussion Training, you can do so at https://headsup.cdc.gov before completing your background search application.
If you have not taken the SafeSport Refresher Training, you will be directed to take the SafeSport Training after your submission. The only certificate permitted to be uploaded to show completion of your SafeSport Refresher Training is the Refresher 1: Recognizing and Reporting Misconduct. If your certificate does not like this, DO NOT UPLOAD IT. All other certificates will be denied.
Terms & Conditions
Illinois Youth Soccer Association (IYSA), as a charter member of US Soccer Federation and US Youth Soccer Association, is obligated to conduct and monitor a risk management program in Illinois. In compliance with these national policies, the IYSA adopted IYSA Rule 019 that requires all persons aged 18 years and older that have direct contact with minors in IYSA affiliated programs to submit to a background search. Our online background search management company is Sport Ngin. In order to do an accurate background search, the IYSA must collect certain personal information including, but not limited to, your first and last name, date of birth, residence address, email address or other contact information, and your social security number. Sport Ngin sends your name and date of birth to the consumer reporting agency, Blueline Services. If the search reveals a criminal history record and the IYSA cannot determine if the criminal history record belongs to you, the IYSA will order a name and address history which is done by using your social security number. The social security number is truncated when entered on the application. In addition to your social security number, this second step may require additional identifying information including a valid photo id or other documents to help us confirm or eliminate a criminal record match. If the IYSA is not able to eliminate a criminal record match or if you want to dispute your background report, you will need to contact Sport Ngin directly. You will not be approved to participate in IYSA affiliated programs until you pass our background search. The cost of the background check is $18.00.
Illinois Youth Soccer Association does not disclose, market, sell or otherwise disseminate the information provided in the IYSA Volunteer Application/Disclosure Statement/Consent for Background Check.
Sport Ngin provides the background check application, administration management tools, and a transmission interface between the IYSA and the consumer reporting agency, SSCI of Marietta, GA.
Sport Ngin utilizes the very latest in advanced security and encryption features to ensure the security and safety of all client data. All of their sites are protected by security software and display the SSL Web Server Certificates. Their secure server software (SSL) is the industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It encrypts all of your personal information including name, address, and, if entered, your credit card number so that it cannot be read as the information travels over the Internet.
Please note that background searches can take up to 7 business days to clear. If it has been 7 days since you submitted your background search application and you have not heard, please contact SportsEngine at firstname.lastname@example.org.