USA Racquetball Mandatory Background Checks

Effective April 1, 2021

To enhance the safety of our athletes and to comply with SafeSport requirements as determined by the U.S. Center for SafeSport and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and as mandated by U.S. Congress, individuals in positions of responsibility and influence over athletes are required to complete a background check every two years.

Who must complete a background check?

*USAR Staff (full-time, part-time, interns)

*All National and State Association Board Members

*Certified IP Instructors

*Medical Staff (Athletic Trainers, Massage Therapists)

*All Tournament Directors (Indoor and Outdoor)

*All Certified Referees and any (18+) referee that will be refereeing minors

*Parent/Private Coaches

*High School Coaches, Council, and Committee Members

*Collegiate Coaches, Council, and Committee Members

*Contractors

*Volunteers 

How often must a background check be completed?

A background check is valid for two years.

What is the cost of a background check?

The cost of the background check is $29. Payment is made directly to JD Palatine (JDP) through the Player's Health portal (linked from USA Racquetball member profiles). USA Racquetball does not profit from the background check.

 Background Check Disqualification Criteria and Appeals