Background Checks

The backbone of the Beth - Wood Baseball League {B-W} is the adult volunteer, dedicated people like yourself serve diligently on our Board of Directors, Manage / Coach our Teams year after year or simply Volunteer to help with League activities.

However, we fully understand that the greatest treasures we have are our children.  As adults, we must ensure that these young people grow up happy, healthy and above all, safe.  Whether they are our children, or the children of others, each of us has an utmost responsibility to protect them.  They are our future and an endless source of joy.

Like many national youth organizations, the B-W seeks to attract the most qualified volunteers to administer our local program.  At the same time, we must be aware that this could make us a target for child abusers.  The B-W is dedicated to educate its children and volunteers in ways to prevent child abusers from becoming involved in our League.  One of these preventions is to conduct background checks.

The purpose of these background checks is, first and foremost, to protect our children.  Second, they maintain the B-W as a hostile environment for those who would seek to do harm.  Third, they help protect local Leagues like the B-W and individuals from possible loss of personal or League assets because of litigation.

As mandated by Babe Ruth League, starting in 2014, ALL volunteers associated with the operation of the League, Beth–Wood Baseball will be required to conduct a nationwide search (including the Department of Justice National Sex Offender Public Registry) to identify any unsuitable criminal history as well as Social Security verification .

However, for 2015 and subsequent years moving forward, Babe Ruth League Inc. has recently adopted a new Policy stating once a thorough Background Check is performed (meeting the standards set forth) and successfully passed, it is good for a period of three (3) years and does not have to be performed on a annual basis as was originally required (therefore, if Beth–Wood Baseball performed a Background Check for you in 2015, your next Background Check will not have to be performed until the 2018 Season).


Therefore, if you have not already done so in either 2016 or 2017, EVERY new or existing Board Member, Manager, Coach and / or Volunteer of Beth–Wood Baseball MUST complete our Volunteer Application Form in its entirety and MUST fill in ALL applicable spaces (including your respective

SSN and Driver’s License numbers) !!  First, need you to scan a copy of your Driver’s License - please make sure it is clear and legible …

Then click on the link below and fill out ALL the information (including both your DL and SS #’s - BG Checks can NOT be run without these) as specifically requested on the form – then submit this …  Immediately thereafter, then email your scanned copy of your DL to  to complete the process that will allow us to run this BG Check :


Note this information will remain strictly confidential and will not be shared with anyone – please make sure the Application Form when completed is neat and legible so information can be readily accessed –

Failure to complete and submit this Background Check (Volunteer) Application Form (along with a copy of your Driver’s License) by those required by the B-W to do so will result in being barred from any involvement in the B-W.  NO one will be allowed on the field to Manage / Coach without submitting this Application Form !!!  All volunteers must understand that the ONLY losers in this new initiative will be those who would prey on our most precious resource.  Your utmost cooperation is certainly appreciated.

Dwight C. Rowland                                                 Mark Grogan

B - W President                                                       B – W Vice - President

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