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Background Screening Criterion Offenses

Managing a Safe Sport environment is important to the USSA. Background screening of all USSA employees, member coaches, member officials and volunteer members is required. Convictions for the following crimes will prompt a determination that an applicant “does not meet” the criteria to serve the USSA.

Reportable convictions or disclosures of convictions or registrations, for any of the following criminal offenses or registrations will prompt a determination that an applicant 'does not meet' the criminal background screening criteria and a red light determination will be issued:
Felonies

A. Any violent felony (any crime punishable by confinement greater than one year)

B. Any felony within the past ten(10) years involving cruelty to animals.

C. Any non-violent felony (any crime punishable by confinement greater than one year) within the past ten (10) years not otherwise included above. (i.e., Felony theft or Controlled Substances)

Crimes of a Sexual Nature

A. Any felony or lesser crime of a sexual nature or classified as a sex offense including but not limited to prostitution, pornography, indecent exposure; and crimes in which sexual relations is an element.

B. Any crime for which a conviction places the offender on a sex offender registry.

Misdemeanors

A. Any lesser crime involving force or threat of force against a person within the last ten (10) years.

B. Any lesser crime involving controlled substances if there was one(1) offense within the past five (5) years, or two (2) or more offenses within the last ten (10) years (not alcohol).

C. Any lesser crime within the past ten (10) years involving cruelty to animals.

D. Any lesser crime involving harm to a minor within the past ten (10) years not included above.

E. Two driving under the influence offenses (alcohol) within the past five (5) years or more than two (2) offenses in the past ten (10) years.

NOTE: Criminal offenses include "Attempted Crimes" in the above classifications.