Background Policy Check

Any person wishing to coach or participate as bench personnel with US Amateur Basketball may need to complete an ACA application and pass a criminal background check depending on your state’s requirements.    All background checks must be complete prior to coaching.

If a felony conviction is discovered (regardless of the age of the offense), you will be notified by mail of the offense and given the opportunity to appeal.  Most offenses can be appealed by following our appeal process.  All factors are considered with the appeal such as the age of the offense, number of offenses, and what has happened since the offense.    All papers are kept confidential.  Additional information located on the Appeal Page.

Any applicant that does not answer application questions honestly, or misrepresents themselves with false information will not be approved regardless of the nature or degree of the offense.

Our purpose is to provide a safe environment for the youth in the US Amateur program. Our background screening does not guarantee that incidents of abuse or inappropriate behavior by the coach or other bench personnel will not occur, but it does screen individuals to prohibit those that have already demonstrated their inability to be positive role model.  All coaches that have been approved have been issued a virtual badge.