Background Check Policy

For ALL Volunteers at SAM Soccer (Coaches, Assistant Coaches & Counselors)

Ensuring the highest level of player safety is one of the guiding principles of SAM Soccer and the Maryland SoccerPlex. We are committed to protecting the health, safety and security of all players, parents and coaches.  One of the most important ways we do this is through a standardized background screening program for all coaches, instructors and employees. Our comprehensive continuous screening program is through SSCI (Southeast Security Consultants Inc.), a leading provider of online screening and continual monitoring program.

SAM Soccer’s background check policy is as follows:

  1. EVERY Coach and Assistant Coach MUST submit a background check ONCE A YEAR in order to coach in SAM.

  2. ANY Coach or Assistant Coach unable to complete their background check MAY NOT coach in SAM.

The process for registering for SAM and completing a background check is as follows:

  1. The coach, assistant coach or team helper must register as a volunteer in the RosterPro registration system for ALL teams that he/she coaches – if a coach has 9 teams, he/she must register 9 times

  2. Registration will go into a Pending status

  3. SAM will send out an email to all registered coaches once a week with the background check link for SSCI

  4. Click on the link sent out via email and follow the on-screen instructions

  5. It is important when coaches enter his or her name, to use their full legal name as written on his/her birth certificate, passport or driver’s license.

  6. A valid social security number is required to complete a background check. Please make sure the social security number was typed correctly. Using nicknames or failing to type a correct social security number may delay or invalidate a background check.

  7. An email address is required when completing the background check as SAM’s contact with coaches will be largely via email.

  8. SSCI will send the “red light/green light” results to SAM Soccer. Once SAM receives a green light on a background check the coach will be approved and assigned to a team(s).

A coach MUST register in the system, failure to do so will result in the inability to get the background check link, and thus a coach CANNOT coach. The link from last year WILL NOT work anymore, so please do not rely on that link.