March 16, 2018
Attention: All Little League Coaches and Volunteers
Starting with the 2018 Season, we are pleased to announce that Medicine Hat Little League (MHLL) implemented a new system for Criminal Record checks. Starting this season we will use an International company called BackCheck for our Criminal Record checks. BackCheck specializes in security screening with all checks done online in a secure environment.
Criminal record checks are a requirement for all coaches (Head and Assistants), adult umpires, volunteers, employees and executive members as per Little League Canada.
The new process involves the applicant providing MHLL with an email address. You will receive an email to start the process of obtaining your criminal record check. The entire process is done online, with the applicant and MHLL receiving a copy of the background check. All checks are housed securely on the BackCheck server site.
The cost/applicant is $25.00 BUT MHLL is pleased to cover $15.00 of this expense/applicant. You are only responsible for $10 which is due at the time of application.
PLEASE NOTE: MHLL will not accept any other form of criminal record check other than through BackCheck. No exceptions.
This is meant to streamline the process for all involved. It eliminates the Applicants need to visit a Police Station for a background check. It also strengthens our administrative process ensuring our players are safe and we are abiding by the requirements of Little League Canada. The checks will be good for a 2 year period.
If, in the past two years, you have completed a check through BackCheck, that criminal record check can be forwarded to us through your account on BackCheck.
All league directors will gather email addresses of coaches prior to the start of our season. Any checks not received, or pending by May 1, 2018, will result in the coach or volunteer not being allowed to be on the field during Little League-sanctioned games and/or practices.
Medicine Hat Little League President