Background Check & Safesport

THANK YOU SO MUCH for your interest in volunteering at Redondo Sunset! Our league is 100% volunteer-run, which means that every manager, coach, team parent, and “helper at practice” you see working with your girl during practices or games is a parent or other adult who chooses to volunteer their time for the benefit of the girls in our league.

It is important that we all have confidence that every adult who works with our girls has completed the process explained on this page. The safety of every girl at Redondo Sunset matters. To accomplish this goal, we follow the guidelines of our governing body (USA Softball) and require every volunteer to (1) pass a background check and (2) complete SafeSport (child sexual abuse) training before stepping foot on the field to work with the girls. Every softball player in the league shares the costs of this process during registration – you won’t be asked to pay anything extra in order to volunteer on the field.

The first step – the background check – is quick and easy. You can read instructions for the background check via the link below. Then simply email softballcommishRS@gmail.com that you would like to volunteer, and you’ll receive an email from USA softball to begin the process. (NOTE: For Spring 2023, we’ll send out the background check invitation emails in batches, probably beginning on December 1.)

The second step – SafeSport – takes a little more time, but again, remember that this is done to make sure every softball player is safe while on our fields. To minimize hassle, please read and follow the attached Step-by-Step guide in order to complete SafeSport training. If this is your first time completing SafeSport, you can expect to spend a few hours at your own pace completing. If you’ve done SafeSport before, then you’ll take a shorter “refresher” course.

The third step – is concussion certification.  Simply complete the “Heads Up” concussion training from the CDC website (see below).  You’ll being by creating an account.  Once you’ve completed the profile, please complete the training, which takes about one hour.  After completing the training, please download your Certificate of Completion and email it to your division’s VP.  You can find your division’s VP here:  https://www.redondosunset.com/board-members-directory/

If you have trouble with SafeSport, please first reach out to USA Softball for help – Redondo Sunset does not run the SafeSport system. SafeSport’s email is registerasasupport@usasoftball.com.

Once completed, your background check and SafeSport will remain valid until August 31, 2023.

Thank you again for volunteering for Redondo Sunset – your player will always remember that you did it!

RESOURCES:

1. Background Check Consent Instructions
2. SafeSport Instructions
3. SafeSport Federal Statute
4. SafeSport Website
5. Heads Up Concussion Training
6. Creating a Heads Up Account

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