Coaching or Volunteering? Background Check Requirements

Volunteer Information – Background Check Requirements
If you are volunteering in our program as a Coach, Assistant Coach or Team Parent you must register as a volunteer. Volunteer registration is done using the same registration site as for the players. There is no cost to register.

  • All volunteers are required to abide by Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks Code of Conduct
  • Volunteering is a privilege, not a right; volunteers serve at will and may be released at any time
  • All volunteers serving youth must be credentialed and wear their volunteer ID badge at the time of service
  • $3.00 replacement fee for volunteer ID badges

Additionally, Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks requires background checks for all Board Members, Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Team Parents involved in youth sports who are 18 and over. So all volunteers 18 and older must complete the Carroll County background check.

To start your background check, go to Carroll County’s custom application online submitting portal at and click the Apply button for Freedom Area.

There is no cost to any volunteer for the background check.

For volunteers younger than 18, instead of the background check, a legal guardian must complete the Minor Consent Volunteer Waiver Form (PDF).

Additional instructions to complete the background check can be found in the attachment Carroll County Background Check Requirements (PDF).