MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT Background check for USASF club owners, coaches, personnel and adult athletes*

The United States All Star Federation has taken important steps to ensure the highest level of safety within our All Star member organizations. One of these steps is the background screening for anyone age 18 years or older in a given competition year who accompanies a team into a warm-up or backstage area at all USASF Sanctioned Competitions. This includes owners, coaches, volunteers, non-coaching staff and adult athlete members associated with a club.

The United States All Star Federation is proud to partner with the JDP, which facilitates all background screenings of our adult members. This includes a comprehensive screening program using JDP's full-service product and a simple red light/green light determination report issued in accordance with the criteria chosen by the USASF. Only those applicants receiving a green light report will be considered for eligible membership.

*Adult Athletes:  Any athlete that turns 18 years old prior to 6/1/23



The U.S. All Star Federation has elected to implement the same comprehensive screening that the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee requires all National Governing Bodies to follow for members involved with minor athletes.  JDP is named as a screening provider under the USPOC screening policy to fulfill its screening program.

The USASF screening program includes:

  • Social Security Number validation;
  • Name and address history records;
  • Two independent Multi-Jurisdictional Criminal Database searches covering 50 states plus DC, Guam, and Puerto Rico;
  • Federal District Courts search for the district(s) where the individual currently lives or has lived during the past seven years, going back the length of time records are available and reportable based on the name and address the Individual provides and the developed address history records;
  • County Criminal Records for the county (or counties) where the individual currently lives or has lived during the past seven years, going back the length of time records are available and reportable for each county searched based on the name and address the Individual provides and the developed address history records;
  • Two Sex Offender Registry database searches of all available states, plus DC, Guam, and Puerto Rico;
  • Multiple National Watch Lists;
  • Comprehensive International Records search for members who have lived outside of the United States for six consecutive months in any one country, during the past seven years;
  • JDP Cognitive Screening with Non-Registered Data (NRD);
  • Multiple National and State Exclusion Lists

JDP  handles ALL aspects of the screening process from start to finish saving time, money and helping to protect athletes and youth sports organizations with thorough background screenings.

The screenings are initiated as follows:

  • Owners and coaches (ages 18 and older) affiliated with their club will apply directly through the USASF membership portal by clicking START BACKGROUND CHECK on their dashboard.
  • Adult athletes ( any athlete turning 18 years and older, on or before the last day of the current season) affiliated with their program will apply directly through their membership portal by clicking START BACKGROUND CHECK on their dashboard. 
  • Personnel age 18 and older will receive an "Invite" from the Program Admin through the personnel list in the program profile.
  • Coaches, Owners and Personnel will have their screenings covered as a part of the cost of their USASF membership, all other individuals will pay JDP directly for the cost of their screen.
  • USASF updates the member profile to indicate a Green Light report was issued.
  • The applicant is upgraded to an eligible member as long as all other membership requirements have been met
  • The USASF is not permitted to share any information provided on the background screening
  • JDP utilizes USOPC/USASF Decision Matrix to provide Red Light/Green Light Reports to USASF.

Why use a club account with JDP?

The purpose of the club account is so USASF Member Clubs with Adult Participants (i.e employees or volunteers with regular contact or authority over minor athletes) that are NOT members of the USASF may run a background screening on these individuals using the same parameters as that of a USASF Member. The share feature, from Club’s to USASF, that was previously offered is not available with JDP. That means, USASF members must complete their background screening directly through their USASF member profiles.

To set up your Club Account through JDP can be found within the following link:

After clicking the link, you will be asked to provide applicable information for account setup before signing the user agreement. An outline of the steps you will take within the Club portal includes:

  • Naming the Club Administrator or person who is requesting Club Account setup.
  • Providing Club Account information such as:
    • Club Name
    • Club Administrator
    • Club Contact Info
    • Club Address
  • Within your club, identify users who will have access to the account and background results.
  • View and sign agreement.

Upon completion, you will receive a ‘Thank you’ email confirming your request was received by JDP for Club Account setup. From there, you will receive a ‘Welcome email’ for next steps on finalizing your Club Account. Please note, you will be asked to provide a credit card for billing purposes as one of those next steps.


The fee for each screening is $30.00. If you are registering with US All Star Federation as a Coach or Owner, the cost of the domestic USASF screen is being covered by USASF.

In line with the USOPC policy, any applicant who either currently lives internationally, or has lived internationally for a period of six months or more over the past seven years will be required to submit to an international background check.  The cost of the international background check will not be covered by USASF, but is to be paid by the applicant.

International background checks costs and availability vary by country, but will be higher than US domestic searches.


Owners, Coaches, Personnel (age 18 and older), and Adult Athletes  (is 18 years old as of May 31, 2023)

  1. Log in to your profile at
  2. Pay your membership fee.
  4. Proceed with the screening application as prompted.
  5. A confirmation email will be sent to you once your screening has been submitted. If you do not receive a confirmation email, your screening has not been submitted.

Personnel (non-coaching adults that interact with minors)
Before a background check can be initiated for a personnel member, the club administrator must send a background screening invite:

  1. From the club's membership portal, go to PERSONNEL.
  2. Select the individual(s) for whom you wish to initiate a background check.
  4. The personnel member will need to log into their email and follow the instructions included.  
  5. Please note: The invitation email is SPECIFIC to the individual recipient. They must follow that link so that their personnel profile may be updated once JDP has rendered the determination based on USOPC/USASF decision matrix.
  6. Once JDP renders the determination based on the USOPC/USASF decision matrix, your results will post directly to the profile. 
  • Read all instructions on all pages before completing anything or agreeing to any terms or conditions.
  • JDP will contact you directly if there are any questions, problems or issues related to your specific information.
  • The background check generally takes 5-7 business days to complete, but this can vary by screening. Be sure to submit your screening ASAP in case of delays, and check your email regularly in case additional information is needed.

If you have any questions or problems submitting your information, contact JDP directly:

Phone: 855.940.3232

For technical support with your USASF profile, contact


The initial background check will be valid for a one-year single membership expiring on May 31. Once an initial background check is completed by JDP, each membership renewal will require a rescreen of the individual covering the time since the last background check.


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Background Screening Criterion Offenses
A reportable record or disclosure that contains a disposition or resolution of a criminal proceeding, other than an adjudication of not guilty, or the existence of pending charges, for any of the below criminal offenses will be flagged as a Red Light Review, meaning it does not meet the initial screening criteria and the individual will be subject to the USASF’s policies and procedures to determine the individual’s level of access and involvement with regard to athlete interactions, USASF member facilities and Sanctioned Events (as defined below):

  1. Any felony; and
  2. Any misdemeanor involving:
    1. All sexual crimes, criminal offenses of a sexual nature to include but not limited to; rape, child molestation, sexual battery, lewd conduct, possession and distribution of child pornography, possession and distribution of obscene material, prostitution, indecent exposure, public indecency, and any sex offender registrant;
    2. Any drug-related offenses;
    3. Harm to a minor, including, but not limited to, offenses such as child abandonment, child endangerment/neglect/abuse, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and DUI with a minor;
    4. Violence against a person, force, or threat of force (including crimes involving deadly weapons and domestic violence);
    5. Stalking, harassment, blackmail, violation of a protection order, and/or threats;
    6. Destruction of property, including arson, vandalism, and criminal mischief; and
    7. Animal abuse, cruelty, or neglect.

Criminal offenses include "Attempted Crimes" in the above classifications.

Notice of County Delays

Client Advisory: Register Early for Screening To Avoid Delays
We wanted to let you know that there are several court jurisdictions that are experiencing delays in returning criminal history information due to staff furloughs and reductions or other issues with their reporting systems. Listed below the most notable courts, some of which can take up to four weeks to return their county report.

New Hampshire
Washington State
West Virginia
Illinois - Cook County

Therefore, anything you can do to have your registrants start their screening earlier will help to ensure that they're available when required.