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Effective August 8, 2013, the 2 steps outlined below must be fulfilled to be eligible to serve as a Jr. Team Tennis coach/manager, co-manager, or local/area coordinator. Please allow 10 business days for completion.
Step 1: Read the Youth Protection Policies and Procedures for USTA Jr. Team Tennis. Click here
Step 2: Complete Your Background Screen Application
. In the application, you will be required to certify and affirm that you have successfully completed (1) above. The USTA has retained the services of an independent third party, the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI), to conduct background screenings of all applicants. Please begin your background screen through NCSI
Once you submit your application, you will receive your NCSI Applicant ID number on the screen. You will use this number to check the status of your background screen (see (a) below) as well as when you login to TennisLink for the first time.
My NCSI Applicant ID Number is:
An online training module produced by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) is also available at no charge. The training is comprised of short video segments and quizzes taking approximately 90 minutes to complete – which you do not need to do in one sitting. To take the training, please click here
. We recommend that anyone participating in USTA Jr. Team Tennis go online and participate in the USOC training, because we do feel that it is valuable in helping to foster a safe playing environment for kids—and that remains of the utmost importance to the USTA.
a) Once you have submitted your background screen information, results will be generated in approximately 10 business days. Please be sure to add ncsisafe.com to your accepted email domain list. Watch for an email from Compliance@ncsisafe.com in the days following your application; this will also contain your NCSI Applicant ID number which can be used to check the status of your application on NCSI’s website.
b) NCSI may contact you within the 10 business day waiting period to request more information. You can confirm the legitimacy of the request by checking your status on NCSI’s website using the NCSI Applicant ID number; your status will note the same request for information. Please watch for communications from NCSI as these emails may end up in your "spam" folder.
When your screen is complete you will receive either a green or red light, based on the results of your application and the USTA’s criteria. If you receive a green light, you will receive an email from the USTA notifying you that you’ve been cleared through Safe Play with instructions on what to do next. You also will be listed on the results page
of USTA.com. If you received a red light, you will be notified by NCSI of your status and you will not be eligible to participate in Jr. Team Tennis.
For all questions related to the background screen system, please contact:
The National Center for Safety Initiatives
For all policy-related questions, please contact:
United States Tennis Association