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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 checks for its high performance coaches and support staff beginning 2006.  

USAB has taken important steps to ensure the highest level of safety within our programs - for its participants and especially, the athletes. One of these steps is the implementation of a standardized approach to background screening for USAB Coaches and Team 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 check is mandatory for all USAB coaches to maintain their certification, receive credentials to coach in sanctioned junior events and to obtain accreditation to coach at Badminton World Federation (BWF) sanctioned events. 

Background Checks for Team Officials
Any USAB members who intend to accompany any USAB Teams or athletes as USAB approved Team Official 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. 

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 Simply Compete at

1. Sign up to create an account with on Simply Compete. Make sure your email is current and accessible as you have to verify your email. Simply Compete will send an a verification link to your email. Once you verify, you can login to complete your account.

2. In your profile, you will see a 'dashboard.' Look for "View Background Check Determination" to browse through your background check history. If you wish to apply for background check for the first time or to renew it, click on the “Order Background Check” tab.

3. Once you are directed to the NCSI website, complete the following 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 passport, 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.

Foreign Coaches
A foreign coach without social security can launch background check in the United States and/or from outside the United States. They need to create an account with Simply Compete and join USA Badminton as member.

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

Important Information Regarding Status

Applying for background check does not mean an automatic approval from NCSI. NCSI will contact you at the email that you have provided. It is your responsibility to be alert and correspond with NCSI.

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!