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Youth Soccer coach arrested for lewd battery

Former youth soccer coach reportedly had two-year relationship with underage girl

By |August 4th, 2010|Breaking News|Comments Off on Youth Soccer coach arrested for lewd battery

Little League coach confesses to downloading child pornography

A former Little League coach is has plead guilty to charges of downloading child pornography on July 14.
Everett Abney, 42, was a coach for 5 to 7 in Edison’s Midtown National Little League and was still actively coaching when FBI agents first interviewed him on Feb. 4, 2009. Agents then examined his computer and discovered […]

By |July 22nd, 2010|Breaking News|Comments Off on Little League coach confesses to downloading child pornography

What Motivates Volunteers?

People volunteer for sports leagues for as many reasons as there are individual personalities. Hopefully most of the people will genuinely want to serve. Others may feel a sense of obligation because they have a child or youth involved in the sport. And with youth leagues in desperate need of volunteers, some may even feel […]

By |July 8th, 2010|Company Updates|Comments Off on What Motivates Volunteers?

Why do background checks for youth sports?

Many youth sports organizations believe that having safety procedures on playing fields/courts is an adequate substitute for a background screening process to protect their children and youth from predators. And while having cameras on the premises, state of the art check-in systems, and having at least 2 adults on every team for games and […]

By |July 2nd, 2010|Company Updates|Comments Off on Why do background checks for youth sports?

Three Reasons To Do Coach Background Checks

Three reasons your youth sports organization should use Protect Youth Sports.

Coach background checks and volunteer screening are essential for any youth sports organization.

In Pennsylvania, the Dallas Youth Basketball Association recently suspended their president for allegedly possessing child pornography.  The association vice president said that he was unaware of the suspect’s alleged penchant for child pornography […]

By |May 27th, 2010|Company Updates|Comments Off on Three Reasons To Do Coach Background Checks

Three Reasons To Do Coach Background Checks

If you are hesitating on your organization beginning background checks, here are three reasons you might want to reconsider.

Each example represents a normal city or town in the United States, but each youth sports organization was rocked by scandal and somebody could have been harmed or was harmed by someone who may have been detected […]

By |May 20th, 2010|Company Updates|Comments Off on Three Reasons To Do Coach Background Checks

Coach Background Checks

https://www.protectyouthsports.com Three coaches or youth sports officials were recently arrested, charged or convicted of crimes. Coach background checks and volunteer screening may have prevented at least one coach from having access to girls he coached.

By |May 20th, 2010|Breaking News|Comments Off on Coach Background Checks

Does Your General Liability Policy Cover Sex Abuse / Molestation?

he National Alliance For Youth Sports has an excellent Team/League endorsed insurance...

By |May 18th, 2010|Company Updates|Comments Off on Does Your General Liability Policy Cover Sex Abuse / Molestation?

Sex offender, Bloomington youth coach gets 12 years for molesting girls

A convicted sex offender and former Bloomington youth sports coach has been sentenced to 12 years in prison...

By |May 13th, 2010|Breaking News|Comments Off on Sex offender, Bloomington youth coach gets 12 years for molesting girls

Stillwater basketball coach arrested

Michael Hanehan, the head coach of the Stillwater Varsity Girls' basketball team, attacked a woman with his fists and a lamp...

By |May 11th, 2010|Breaking News|Comments Off on Stillwater basketball coach arrested