USSA Programs
 

Background Screening Criterion Offenses

Managing a SafeSport environment is important to the USSA. Background screening of all USSA employees, member coaches and member officials/judges is required to screen for a variety of offenses. Convictions for the following crimes will prompt a determination that an applicant “does not meet” the criteria to serve the USSA.

Sex Offenses
All sex offenses regardless of amount of time since offense. Examples: Child molestation, rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sodomy, prostitution, solicitation, indecent exposure, child pornography, etc.

Felonies
All felony violence, regardless of the amount of time since offense. Examples: Murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, kidnapping, robbery, aggravated burglary, etc.

Misdemeanors
A. One misdemeanor drug offense within the past five years or multiple offenses in the past 10 years. Examples: Simple drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, etc.

B. Two driving under the influence offenses within the past five years or multiple offenses in the past 10 years. A driving under the influence offense within the past five years will be cause to prevent any individual from driving any vehicle in which any minors or USSA personnel are carried.

C. Any other felony or misdemeanor regardless of time since offense that would be considered a potential harm to children or is directly related to the functions of that person. Examples: Monetary fraud, embezzlement etc.