In accordance with Little League's child protection program, all local leagues are required to conduct a nation-wide background check on managers, coaches, board members, and other adult volunteers who provide regular service to the league and have regular contact with players.
Massachusetts law further requires that volunteers working with youth sports leagues undergo an additional screening (a CORI check) against the Commonwealth's database of criminal offenders.
Background checks through JD Palatine (3rd party company that works with LL International) and Massachusetts CORI checks are separate, and BOTH are required annually. CORI checks will be done by Steve Tapper (our Background Check Respresentative) automatically ONLY for adjacent-year returning coaches. If you have not been contacted by email by Steve Tapper to submit information online/electronically for the background check for this season, you may choose to request an email link to be sent to you by emailing him at email@example.com. If you are new to the league as a coach/volunteer, or newly returning to volunteer after a break, you will be asked by Steve Tapper by email for the last 6 of your SSN and DOB to have a CORI performed. If needed, you may choose to submit these 2 pieces of information to Steve verbally be phone if you prefer.
Please remember that CORI's and Background Checks are separate (one required by the state and the other is a national check through LL International). For Background Checks, the online submission by the applicant through a secure email link sent directly from JD Palatine is the most secure method for completing the background check. Paper volunteer forms are no longer accepted without extenuating circumstances.
Questions or concerns please contact Steve Tapper, firstname.lastname@example.org.