Gearing Up for Summer Sports: Volunteer Coach Regulations and Background Checks

Posted on 05.15.2019

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Summer in Canada may not last long, but it packs a lot into the warm weather time we do have – especially when it comes to sports. Soccer, football, baseball, and more are all popular summer sports that families across the nation are gearing up to play.

Many communities offer youth leagues for children to play in during the school break. These leagues are often powered by volunteers who take on the coaching, organization duties, and beyond.

If your community has such a sports league, there is one important consideration that shouldn’t be overlooked: volunteer coach regulations and background checks.

Many sports associations across Canada require volunteers to provide a criminal background check before they can be involved in the league.

This used to be a cumbersome process, involving a trip to the local police department, filling out forms in person, and then waiting for results. And depending on the police department’s schedule, it could take days – or even weeks – for the results.

There’s a better solution: online background checks.

Today, police record checks can be done without ever setting foot in a police department. With Triton, for example, you can get a record check within the hour you fill out the online form, right from the comfort of your own home.

This means less time waiting and more time playing summer sports!

A criminal records check verifies whether a person has a criminal record (local and nationally) and provides the applicant with the detailed information that can be legally disclosed.

With Triton, our online criminal background checks are:

  • Fast. Get results within an hour.
  • Affordable.
  • Private and confidential.
  • Accurate. Triton has relationships with the RCMP and local police forces across the country.

Community sports leagues can even work with Triton to standardize the process for all volunteer coaches to make it part of the application stage.

Whether you’re playing Little League, soccer, volleyball, football, or another summer sport, don’t miss out! Get your criminal background check today.

Contact Triton at 1-844-874-8667 or visit

*Note: our police record check services do not include Vulnerable Sector Checks. Vulnerable Sector Checks must be done through a police station.