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Criminal Background Check Overview

In keeping with the standards set by the United States Olympic Committee, as well as many youth sports organizations, schools and recreational programs in America today, USA Gymnastics requires criminal background check screening to help ensure a safe and secure environment for our members and additional gymnastics participants.

USA Gymnastics mandates criminal background screening on all USA Gymnastics Professional and Instructor members over the age of 18. This process also includes all USA Gymnastics employees and Board members.

USA Gymnastics in partnership with the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) conducts the criminal background screening program. Through NCSI, all professional/instructor members complete a criminal background check that screens for previous criminal behavior which may be inappropriate for contact with children. Screening covers criminal background, sex offender registry and identity verification

Click here to find out more about USA Gymnastics background check policy.

To find out more on USA Gymnastics safe sport initiatives please visit usagym.org/ClubsCare. 

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