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USA Badminton (USAB) is proud to announce a working partnership with National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) through which we will engage in a comprehensive background screening program. USAB began implementing background check for its high performance coaches beginning 2006.  

USAB has taken important steps to ensure the highest level of safety within our programs - for its participants, especially, the athletes. One of these steps is the implementation of a standardized approach to background screening for our coaches and teams officials through NCSI. This includes a comprehensive background screening using the Center's Check it Twice(TM) product and a simple "Red Light/Green Light" clearance report issued in accordance with the Recommended Guidelines(R) published by the National Council of Youth Sports. This is part of a national movement towards the standardization of safety programs for youth-serving organizations in this country

Background Checks for Coaches
Background checks are currently not mandatory yet for all coaches to maintain their certification. In the future, background checks will be made mandatory for coaches who would like to maintain their status as “USAB Certified Coach.” This process will take effect from January 1, 2014. This status will appear beside their names on the USAB Coaching Directory. The cost of background check is the responsibility of the Coach.

Background Checks for Team Officials
Any USAB members who intend to accompany any USAB Teams or athletes must go complete the background check. This is in line with the USOC criteria of having all team officials or support staff who will be in contact with athletes to have background check. This policy has been in effect since 2010. Currently, all team managers and accredited members of USA Teams must complete background check.

How To Launch The NCSI Background Check and Apply For Background Check
USAB has worked with NCSI to ensure that this process is convenient, secure and confidential.  USAB members can launch their background checks from Railstation (RS) in one of two places:

1. Go to your official USAB Profile in RS (  Go to Background section and click on the  "Launch Background Check" link.

2. Or, when renewing your USAB membership and arriving at Bill Confirmation page, click on the  "Background Check" link at top of page.

After being redirected to the NCSI website, complete two easy steps:
Step 1: Enter Your Information as Requested.

Step 2: Provide Legal Authorization and Certification

"Red Light/Green Light" Results will be sent to USAB, and will appear in your official USAB Profile. NCSI will contact you directly if there are any questions, problems or issues related to your specific information.

It is important when entering your name, you use your full legal name as written on your birth certificate or driver's license. Please also verify that your social security number was typed correctly. Using nicknames or failing to type a correct social security number may delay or invalidate your background check.

If you have any questions or problems submitting your information, please call NCSI at (866) 833-7100, x109.

Thank you for your continued participation and your cooperation in this important process. We are excited to offer world-class programs, working with world-class people!