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.
If you have volunteered in the past and are RETURNING in 2020 or are NEW to Little League you can find the proper forms here.
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 the Safety Officer automatically ONLY for adjacent-year returning coaches. If you are new to the league as a coach/volunteer, or newly returning to volunteer after a break, you will be asked by e-mail for the last 6 of your SSN and DOB to have a CORI performed. If you have not been contacted by email by the Safety Officer to submit information online/electronically for the background check for this season, you may choose to fill out this form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. However, 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 and is the preferred method. You may request a link by e-mailing the Safety Officer noted below.
Completed forms can be emailed to: email@example.com
Questions or concerns please contact Safety Officer Chris Hashikawa at
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.