BACKGROUND SCREENING POLICY OF USA VOLLEYBALL AND ITS REGIONAL VOLLEYBALL ASSOCIATIONS
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Last revised August 2018 POLICY: It is the policy of USA Volleyball (USAV) and its Regional Volleyball Associations (RVAs) that background checks are required, for those individuals USAV/RVAs formally authorizes, approves, or appoints (a) to a position of authority over, or (b) to have frequent contact with athletes, where the NGB/RVA has control over the appointment process. As to individuals newly taking such a role, the background screen will be completed before contact with athletes begins and in any event within 60 days of the new role. The requirement for background checks extends to any non-athlete individual that USAV authorizes to train, stay, or work at an Olympic Training Center.
In addition to the participants listed above, this policy also applies to any club/entity intending to hire or use registered individuals in any sanctioned volleyball events and/or activities (some examples of events or activities that can be sanctioned with regional approval are: tournaments, practices, clinics, tryouts, and fundraisers) will accept and abide by this background screening policy. The following individuals, 18 years of age or older, are examples of those that will be screened: Club directors, club administrators, team reps, coaches, chaperones, medical personnel, applicable ICs, and trainers who intend to register, affiliate and/or participate with a USAV/RVA volleyball club or team.