Delivering the Gold Standard with consistent high marks in the five critical areas of Quality, Service Ease of Use, Compliance and Value, the National Center for Safety Initiatives is the only background screening company endorsed by NCYS.

National Center For Safety Initiatives


NCSI searches more than twice the number of records that other background screening providers search—uncovering pivotal information other screenings may miss—including two independent multi-jurisdictional searches, containing over 800 million records.

Additionally, NCSI offers:

  • 24/7 access to your background screening reports
  • An easy-to-use online management system to track, and review screenings all in one place
  • Integration with online abuse prevention training to comply with the Safe Sport Act
  • Hands-on, personal attention from NCSI safety experts on every background screening
  • Trusted by thousands of youth sports and civic organizations across North America
  • The official background screening provider of more than 50 National Governing Bodies
  • Screenings that comply with ​United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) requirements

Leading the youth sports safety movement

Offering easy-to-manage background screening programs that help minimize liability and meet legal and policy mandates, no other screening provider can match NCSI’s experience and expertise in youth sports.

Contact NCSI today to learn more about its screening packages and special programs for NCYS member organizations.


US Lacrosse
“We’re proud of the impact we’ve made with NCSI as our background check provider,” stated Ann Kitt Carpenetti, Vice President of Lacrosse Operations for US Lacrosse. “We took the time to research the differences between background checks and learned that while there are many different options available, unfortunately not all are equal. As we continue to support leagues across the country, we want our families to know that US Lacrosse stands for something critically important — player safety.”

Babe Ruth League
“Since amping up our background check and safety program with NCSI, the results have been eye-opening,” stated Rob Connor, Vice President and National Commissioner, Babe Ruth League. “At the end of the day, if we’re going to put attention on making sure that the fields are in great shape, and that the sports equipment is adequate, then we should put that same effort into making sure that the volunteers who work with our kids are of the highest standard,” stated Connor. “The children playing the game – they are our greatest asset. We want to do everything we can to make sure that they are safe.”

USA Football
“When imagining what great youth sports look like, non-negotiables are gold-standard player safety, accredited coach education and coaches who serve as mentors and care about their kids,” said USA Football CEO and Executive Director Scott Hallenbeck. “Adding SportsEngine and NCSI to the USA Football family places all of this in youth football. The biggest winners are our children and their parents who love the fun, friends and fitness found in football.”