JVA Background Screening & Abuse Prevention System Training (APS)

The JVA requires that member junior volleyball clubs adhere to our Background Screening Policy.

JVA has secured the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) to process our member background screens. JVA has also secured Abuse Prevention Systems (APS) to process our Abuse Prevention training course. Every JVA member and all adults listed on rosters at JVA insured events, must complete the Background Screen and APS training unless they have a USAV screen and Safe Sport certification.

A Club will not allow any individual who refuses to consent to a background screen to participate in any club activities. The Junior Club will immediately remove from any involvement with the club an individual who receives a negative background screening report.

JVA does recognize and accept USAV screens.

To access your completed coaches background screens, CLICK HERE.


JVA Background Screening/APS Training Process

The cost of the screening + APS training is $25. Payment is made online within SportsEngine upon completing the screening/APS application. All screens through NCSI will be good for two calendar years. All APS certificates will be good for two calendar years as well.

It is imperative that applicants use their full legal name (as stated on a valid driver's license, passport or non-driver state ID) and correct date of birth.

Once an application is completed, in about ten days, the applicant is notified when a determination is made letting them know their background screen has been completed.

Anyone that fails a background screen cannot re-apply for another screen until the following season.


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NCSI Background Screening includes the following checks:

  • SSN Validation
  • National Criminal Database Searches
  • OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control) Database Search
  • SOR (Sex Offender Registry)
  • Real Time County Records Search for the longest county of residence in the last 5 years.

Penalty for non-compliance
A Junior Club that is found to have not requested background screenings for one or more of their adult (18 yrs. or over) members or to have not enforced a resulting disqualification will be recommended for suspension of JVA / AVCA member benefits for all club teams and members. The minimum penalty shall be suspension of all members of the offending club/entity until background screening and enforcement requirements are met. Additional measures may include financial penalties and/or extended suspensions against disqualified individuals and the junior club.


More Information on the Background Screening Policy

Who Needs to Complete a Background Screening/APS Training?

All individuals, 18 years of age or older, involved in any capacity with a JVA member club or JVA insured event must be screened:

  • Club directors
  • Club administrators
  • Tournament directors
  • Team reps
  • Coaches
  • Chaperones
  • Trainers who register, affiliate and/or participate with a junior volleyball club or team.
  • Any official 18 or older who intends to work a junior sanctioned event will also be screened (with the exception of a junior player).

A background screen will not be required for those individuals who are classified only as junior players. Clubs that register junior players as coaches will insure that those coaches are screened upon reaching the age of 18 years old.


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