Background Checks Now Mandatory for Florida Youth Sports Coaches

Posted by Kristina Taylor
April 26, 2010

Background Checks Now Mandatory for Florida Youth Sports Coaches

Thanks to a new bill passed by the Florida State Senate, all Florida youth sports coaches must now pass background checks in order to work with kids.

Would-be coaches will now be background screened on their criminal histories, including any sexual charges.  (Convicted sexual offenders would be immediately removed from the candidate pool for obvious reasons.)

This move comes from a slew of national cases of coaches taking advantage of and/or physically (or mentally) abusing their team players.  All-in-all, we think it will be an excellent law.

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