Why a background screening?
The application screening process will impact all adult athlete/non-athlete applicants. Adult members will be screened yearly when applying for a membership as part of the application
process. Applications will not be approved instantaneously and applicants must consent to a background screening. Each adult (athlete and non-athlete) applicant must complete their own
application. Depending on the results, the applicant may be required to submit additional information (estimated turnaround time could be as long as 5-10 business days). You will not be
able to participate in any AAU practices or authorized events until you have received your membership. Only youth athlete memberships will process instantly.
For more details on the background screening process and answers to frequently asked questions, check out our
Be Prepared page.
IMPORTANT - READ CAREFULLY!
DISCLOSURE AND AUTHORIZATION REGARDING BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION
This form must be completed by the person whose electronic signature is affixed to this Disclosure and Consent/Authorization.
The Amateur Athletic Union of the United States, Inc. ("AAU") may obtain information about you from a third party reporting agency (an agency that performs criminal background screenings) for
membership purposes and to permit you to volunteer with/for the AAU. Thus, you may be the subject of one or more criminal background screenings/reports. Criminal background reports may contain
information regarding your criminal history, social security verification, or other background screenings. The AAU will not request your credit history. The scope of this notice and
authorization is all encompassing, allowing the AAU to obtain from any outside organization all manner of criminal background reports now and throughout the term of your membership to the
extent permitted by law.
AAU will obtain criminal background reports on all adult members and/or adult applicants on (approximately) an annual basis. If you purchase a multi year membership, your consent herein
will remain in effect throughout your membership. AAU may obtain criminal background reports on all multi year members at or around the start of each new year of a multi year membership
and/or at such other times throughout your membership as may be permitted by law in the sole discretion of the AAU. As a result of all of the foregoing, you should carefully consider
whether to exercise your right to request disclosure of the nature and scope of any criminal background report acquired by the AAU.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT, AUTHORIZATION & RELEASE
I acknowledge receipt of the DISCLOSURE REGARDING BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION and A SUMMARY OF YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT and certify that I have read and understand both
of those document(s). I hereby authorize the obtaining of criminal background screenings/reports by the AAU at any time after receipt of this authorization and throughout my membership, if
applicable. To this end, I hereby authorize, without reservation, any law enforcement agency, administrator, state or federal agency, institution, school or university (public or private),
or information service bureau, to furnish any and all background information requested by LexisNexis Screening Solutions Inc., P.O. Box 105108, Atlanta, GA 30348 5108,1 800 845 6004,
I agree that a facsimile ("fax"), electronic or photographic copy of this Authorization, including my electronic signature, shall be as valid as an/the original.
I acknowledge that my membership and the opportunity to volunteer/participate with the AAU is contingent upon the AAU's approval after reviewing the criminal background screenings/reports
obtained by AAU as well as my continued adherence to AAU's policies, procedures, and applicable federal, state, and local laws. I hereby release, indemnify, save and hold harmless the AAU
and its officers, directors, members, employees, attorneys, and agents from any and all liability, claims, or demands by me or my heirs and/or representatives arising out of any criminal
background screenings/ reports obtained and/or used by the AAU in connection with both my application for membership and/or to volunteer with/for the AAU and any resulting membership with
and/or volunteer services to/for the AAU.