Background Check Policy

Background Check Policy and Volunteer Information

Welcome to Mountain Park Athletic Association’s volunteer page. We appreciate your desire to either coach team or volunteer to work at the park. For the safety and well being of each and every child participating in the Mountain Park Athletic Association, it is the policy of the Association to obtain and utilize background checks for screening potential coaches, volunteers, board members, commissioners, and/or any other position of authority within the Association.

 

Mountain Park Athletic Association (MPAA) Screening / Background Check Policy Statement

I. Statement

Criminal background screening on Board Members, Directors and Coaches will be conducted by a third party screening company as set forth in the MPAA By-Laws in an effort to protect the children who participate in organized sports and related activities associated with MPAA.

II. Definitions

MPAA recognizes a Board Member as any adult who has either been elected or appointed by the members of this association. A Director is any person who is responsible for the business, communication, and participation of a specific sport registered with MPAA. A Coach is any person who attends practices and/or games, working closely with the children and is involved in assisting the Director with his/her duties. The criminal background screening is mandatory, no exceptions.

III. Procedure

As a condition of becoming a coach or volunteer, an executed authorization form and a background check submission form shall be completed online and submitted to the private agency selected by Mountain Park Athletic Association for conducting an individual criminal background check. The agencies selected by the Association are First Advantage and KidSafePlus . Only board members of the screening committee will review data obtained, which will then be processed discreetly. All information is strictly confidential and will not be made public under any circumstances. Reasons for being declined the opportunity to participate in MPAA are listed below. In some instances, factors of time may be taken into account when considering coaching eligibility (i.e. length of time since disposition of certain offenses). A committee, chaired by the MPAA Board President along with Vice President and the Director of the sport for which background check is initiated will review background check information and determine coaching eligibility. The decision of this committee is final and may not be appealed. All criminal history record information will be promptly destroyed at the end of each MPAA season.  All Board members, directors and coaches are required to notify the screening committee immediately following an arrest or conviction of any of the listed offenses. Any board member, director, or coach, who while serving at MPAA is arrested for committing an offense as listed, will immediately forfeit his/her eligibility until disposition by the courts. A conviction of an offense as listed will result in termination of eligibility as stated in the policy.

 

The following is a list of offenses prohibiting an applicant from participation as a Board Member, Director or Coach under Mountain Park Athletic Association (MPAA) Offenses including but not limited to the following:

Arson

Assault (including aggravated and sexual)

Aggravated Kidnapping

Aggravated Robbery

Crimes against Children (including abandonment, abuse, endangerment, pornography, possession or promotion of pornography, enticement, solicitation, sale or purchase of, injury to, or indecency)

Criminal Nonsupport

Criminally Negligent Homicide

Deadly Conduct

Delivery of Marijuana

Incest

Manufacture of or Delivery of a controlled substance or dangerous drug

Any violation of a law intended to control the possession or distribution of any controlled substance or illegal drug

Indecent Exposure

Injury to Elderly or Disabled

Intoxication Manslaughter

Kidnapping

Manslaughter (voluntary or involuntary)

Murder

Obscenity

Prohibited Sexual Conduct

Prostitution (including promotion of, aggravated promotion of)

Public Lewdness

Rape

Sexual Abuse

Marijuana Possession*

DWI /DUI*

Theft**

*If a first offense and not currently under probation — eligible.

Two or more violations have occurred or currently on probation — ineligible.

**Eligibility dependent upon the severity and length of time since offense occurred.