Legitimizing the game!   

The Official youth sports app is a tool utilized by the officials

       The Official 


CRIMES THAT DISQUALIFY AN APPLICANT:


1. ​​​All felony convictions

​2. Any conviction for violent behavior.

          a. All sex related offenses regardless of classification

          b. All convictions for violence regardless of classification, examples are but are not limited to:​

                        - Assault misdemeanor 


3. All convictions related to child endangerment, contributing to the delinquency of a minor or any other such legal violation related to minors.

4. 2 misdemeanor alcohol related offenses within the last 5 years

5. More than 2 alcohol related offenses within the last 10 years

6. All drug offenses with the last 5 years

7. More than 1 drug offense within the last 10 years

8. Any conviction for offenses related to fraud or dishonesty.

9. Any pending FELONY criminal case

​                           COACH/REFEREE BACKGROUND SCREENING


​      THE OFFICIAL UTILIZES GLOBAL INTELLIGENCE ASSOCIATES (GIA) TO CONDUCT ITS BACKGROUND SCREENING OF COACHES AND REFEREES. THE BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE ACCOMPLISHED UTILIZING A MOBILE ELECTRONIC FINGERPRINTING SCANNING DEVICE THAT RECEIVES RESULTS WITHIN 72 HOURS FROM THE DATE OF THE FINGERPRINTING. THE FINGERPRINTS ARE SUBMITTED TO THE FBI AND COVER ALL 50 STATES WITH NO DATE RESTRICTION.

      ONCE RESULTS ARE OBTAINED THE LEAGUE OR ORGANIZATION IS FREE TO MAKE A DECISION ON THE COACHES/REFEREES ELIGIBILITY.

      GIA OFFERS THE OPTION TO DEFER THIS DETERMINATION TO GIA BASED ON GIA'S STANDARDS WHICH CAN BE VIEWED BELOW. IF THE CLIENT ELECTS TO DEFER TO GIA'S DETERMINATION THE COACH/REFEREE WILL BE NOTIFIED THAT THEY HAVE BEEN DISQUALIFIED BY GIA DIRECTLY AND A DUPLICATE NOTIFICATION WILL BE SENT TO THE CLIENT. PLEASE NOTE GIA IS VERY STRICT IN UPHOLDING IT'S DISQUALIFICATIONS.

      IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE CLIENT ADHERE TO GIA'S STANDARDS FOR DISQUALIFICATION TO MAINTAIN THE INTEGRITY AND LEGALITY OF THE PROGRAM.​