Blazer Mat Club Background Checks
In order to be eligible to coach in the Blazer Mat Club organization, ALL individuals interested in coaching MUST complete a Criminal and Sex Offender background check.
Background checks have become a standard practice in youth sports, as coach violence and sexual abuse and harassment have become more frequent (although still rare) occurrences. We believe that every reasonable effort should be made to protect youth sports participants from adults in the program who have a history of unacceptable criminal activity.
In an effort to streamline this process, BMC has partnered with Protect Youth Sports in order to conduct the background checks. Simply click on the following link ( https://opportunities.averity.com/BlazerMatClub ), complete the application and submit it for processing. There is a $12.00 fee for each background check which must be paid by the applicant.
Once the review is completed by Protect Youth Sports a simple Background Verification Report will be sent to BMC indicating whether or not a Criminal or Sex Offender record has been found. If a record has been found, the applicant WILL NOT be eligible to coach within the BMC organization.
ALL background check results MUST be completed prior to allowing any individual into the wrestling room as a coach. This background report is valid for one calendar year. If you have already secured this report through another youth organization within the last calendar year, we will accept it at this time.