Criminal Background Check Vendors

Maintain a safer workplace with a successful screening program

When recruiting employees and volunteers, you want as much information as possible to make smart decisions. Below is a list of companies that offer criminal background check services for sports organizations.

Datasource Background Screening Services

Datasource Background Screening



For 25 years, as both a wholesale and retail background screening service provider, Datasource Background Screening Services has been wowing our clients with the breadth of our search scope,  and by providing the highest levels of accuracy and service and ease of use.  Our low-cost / high-service model makes a real difference for both individual teams and leagues.

Our service is full of tools and features that make your job easier, and we customize and refine your account services with us – all at no additional cost – in order to enable you to perform the very best background screening in the least amount of time and at the lowest cost. Combine this with our free customer support which is only a phone call away in Kansas City, our no-cost accounts, and our free user training, and your screening couldn’t be made any easier.

Enhanced Nationwide Criminal & Sex Offender Search, SSN Trace and Alias Search: $6.95

Enhanced Nationwide & Live County Follow-Up Search: $12.95

Getting started with Datasource is easy. We can have you up and running in a day. To get your questions answered and to get the full details visit our website at or call 816-463-9282.

A good track record counts for a lot, and Protect Youth Sports has established a very firm and reputable standing within the youth sports market for Youth Sports background checksbackground screening.   Benefiting from this very much proven history could not be any simpler, as over 25,000 organizations have found before.

Many of the problems that youth sports leagues encounter with background checks are caused by low quality instant checks and state-level-only background checks. Instant checks and state-level-only checks lead to missed records, incomplete records, out-of-date records and inadequate protection from sexual predators.

  • Free video course on backgrounds checks and streamlining the screening process
  • No sign-up fees for qualified youth sports organizations
  • NAYS discounts– up to 20% off on already discounted packages
  • Prices as of 2-1-2017:
    • Basic – $7.95 (plus fees where applicable)
    • Plus- $15.95 (plus fees where applicable)

Nothing could be easier than getting started with Protect Youth Sports. Start by requesting your Free Video Course at or call (877) 319-5587.

 Sports Background Checks

Today, background screening companies are being acquired at a record rate. Background check companies acquired by venture capital and private equity firms or that have gone public are beholden to their shareholders and investors with profit maximization leading to lower levels of customer service, product price increases and loss of database integrity.

Unlike these companies, Sports Background Checks is one of a handful of consumer reporting agencies that has not had its company, its software or its people bought or sold. Sports Background Checks is one of nearly a dozen brands, powered by Background Checkology, whose ultimate company goal is to help protect and serve those organizations that help protect and serve others. Our low turnover rate of key personnel and clients allows us to continue to grow and focus on providing better ongoing products, processes, and technology by employees that are familiar with you and care.

A common misconception is that a criminal’s history is stored under a social security number. The reality is that criminal history is stored and indexed by name and date of birth. The partial or full social security number is typically used as final verification. Criminals know how their names are listed on their criminal records and they will try to keep you off their trail by providing inaccurate information such as Bob in lieu of Robert, Lisa in lieu of Elizabeth, etc. They might even use tricks like using their middle name as their first name, create a misspelled name, using a maiden name or even creating a nickname when submitting information for a background check.

Consumer reporting agencies that perform a ONE NAME only background check often fail to identify these individuals.  Sports Background Checks minimum background check package offered is an ALIAS check that searches an applicants All Known Alias’ (AKAs) and runs background checks on ALL names found for both criminal records and against sex offender registries all at one price. When protecting our youth, organizations should go the extra mile and order, at minimum, an ALIAS check.

All accounts are FREE. There is no cost to sign up and no monthly or annual fees. You are billed monthly only if your account has activity. Simple rescreening notifications. Our reporting is amazing!

Mention Sadler Sports and get ½ Off our list pricing for the following products:

  1. National ALIAS Sex Offender Search with a National Multi-Jurisdictional ALIAS Criminal Check
  2. Add a County of Residence Check (Recommended in some states).

Additionally, our Coach Pay and Volunteer Pay options can potentially reduce or eliminate your organizations background check costs. If you participate in Safe Sports Training, as part of our process, your coaches can upload their completed Safe Sports Training Certificate during the background check process, so it is available to review along with the background check.

To learn more visit or contact us directly at 816-702-6200.

*California Organizations – California legislation Bill AB506 went into effect on January 1st, 2022 and requires administrators, employees, and volunteers of youth service organizations to: Complete training in child abuse and neglect identification and reporting, undergo a background check and fingerprint submission via the California DOJ. If your organization falls into this category, mention AB 506 when applying to learn how to become compliant.

 National Center for Safety Initiatives

The National Center for Safety Initiatives is the only company licensed by Criminal background checksthe National Council of Youth Sports to interpret the results of background screening according to the NCYS’ recommended guidelines.

NCYS membership represents more than 52-million boys and girls participating in organized youth sports.  Through the use of “NCYS Recommended Guidelines for Background Check Screening in Nonprofit Youth-Serving Organizations,” the youth-serving industry now has a comprehensive and practical standard to follow. There is no need for organizations to reinvent the wheel for policy, procedures, and best practices.

The Center is NOT another single vendor background screening company. Beware of look-alike programs. The Center will carry out the entire background screening process for you, performing the check through two national databases, interpreting the results, and releasing you of the enormous burden of following federal law regarding identity privacy, data storage, and personal notification of individual volunteer disqualification, and more.

Volunteers and administrators in your organization will be best protected from  possible losses due to costly litigation that can result from a lack of knowledge or resources. There is no need to train another staff person or rely on volunteers to handle this sensitive issue.  All of this translates to a reduced liability risk for you.

Need more information? Contact National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) at 772-781-1452 or Contact the trained staff of the National Center for Safety Initiatives toll free at 866-833-7100 or by email at

Bradley Screening

Official Dixie Baseball/Softball Vendor

Criminal background vendorSpecifically designed for volunteer and nonprofit organizations, this screening service provides a report that includes the following: criminal data information on the full name and/or alternate names used by the volunteer, dates at listed addresses, validity of the SSN provided, age/date of birth, and available phone information.

Bradley Screening has access to one of the largest private-sector criminal history databases in the nation.  We draw data from multiple criminal record sources in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  The report includes criminal data from criminal courts, state criminal record repositories, probation, prison parole and release files, sex offender registries and other government agencies, as well as additional criminal history data.

This report is meant to aid volunteer and non-profit organizations and agencies in determining whether prospective volunteers have a pattern of criminal behavior that would make it unwise for them to be working with children or other vulnerable populations.

For more information call 866-412-0545 or or email to


An easy-to-use interface provides you with quality and validated criminal results at discounted prices. Experience the difference of our support capabilities, which includes personalized customer service, training and compliance. You also get the advantage of streamlined processes and paramount privacy and security  when it comes to protecting sensitive information.  IntelliCorp is a Verisk Analytics  company and has earned formal accreditation through the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS).

Package Includes:

  • Validated Criminal Database
    • Validated Nationwide Sex Offender
    • Validated Department of Corrections
  • Unlimited Single County Searches (7 year address history)*
  • SSN Verification with Address History
  • Government Sanctions (Terrorist Search)

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Youth Sports Organizations throughout the U.S. rely on JDP to screen their volunteers and ensure the safety of their children. JDP’s fast and simple ordering processes allow youth leagues to initiate and complete background checks efficiently and accurately, allowing organizations to get their coaches on the field quickly, with FCRA compliant results.

As a provider of USOPC validated screening, JDP is a trusted name across all youth sports.

Our mission is to end abuse, for every child, every day. In fulfillment of this mission, JDP has partnered with IBM Watson to develop Cognitive Screening. This revolutionary tool will allow JDP to search millions of data points not found during a standard criminal search.


JDP’s Youth Sports background screening services include:

  • Social Security Number Verification
  • JDP National Criminal Records Search (housing nearly 700 million criminal records)
  • JDP National Sex Offender Registry
  • Federal, State, and County Criminal Record Searches

Since 2009, JDP has been helping shield organizations and their people from preventable harm with our comprehensive background screening solutions. Our fast, reliable and flexible services are trusted by over 10,000 organizations, who use JDP to conduct more than 6 million screenings every year. We’re proud that our Top-Notch Service has been recognized by HRO Today Bakers’ Dozen Enterprise Screening provider list and that our clients have given us a satisfaction rating of over 98%. JDP is proud to be accredited by the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA).

Screening packages are available from $5.75.

Learn more about JDP’s background screening services for youth sports teams here:




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