Background Check

Completing Your Background Check

Why do I Need a Background Check?

Any one in regular contact with amateur athletes who are a minor are required to have a SafeSport Certificate and approved RMA, prior to participation in any activities at Washington Premier Football event or activity, per U.S. Soccer mandate Policy 212-3 and SafeSport Act 2017 Public Law (PL) 115-26.

What is Needed to Complete the Process?

It is extremely important when completing any component of the Risk Management Process that you use your legal name as it reads on your government ID on everything. If you have any problems completing the process, contact Kelley Jean (

The 4 items listed below are required to successfully complete the Risk Management Process.

  1. SafeSport Certification
  2. Concussion Compliance Certification
  3. Sudden Cardiac Arrest Certification
  4. Background Application and approval

What is the Sequence of the Steps to Complete the Process?

Step 1

Complete the three training courses based on the annual requirements.  To access the correct website,  click on the button above for the certification you want to complete.

  1. SafeSport (SS)
  2. Concussion Compliance (CC)
  3. Sudden Cardiac Awareness (SCA).

After successfully completing each course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion, download this document to your device for verification and to have available to upload with your background check application. The below table provides you with key data and links to the websites so you can complete the required certificates.


TrainingFrequencyAccess CodeTime RequirementComments
1. SS
AnnuallyFirst Time Course:
Organization: U.S. Soccer

Refresher Course: NA
2 Hrs

20-25 Mins

There is an interface between safe sport and Sports Connect that should verify you took the course.
2. CC
Concussion Compliance
AnnuallyNA15 MinsYou will need to upload the document
3. SCA
Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Every three yearsNA15 MinsYou will need to upload the document

Step 2

After completing you training course follow the steps below to complete the background check application and upload you certificate.

  1. Login to your Sports Connect account using the following link to Login Now
  2. Click on the Volunteer tile on the left side of your home page
  3. This will bring you to the main volunteer page, click on the “Find Volunteer Roles” in the upper right-hand corner of the page under your shopping cart
  4. From the program list, select the program that applies to you (see below) and click the View Divisions button right of the program name.
    • For Premier Staff Select 2021/22 Premier Players
    • For JR. RCL Staff 2021/22 Junior RCL (U8 & U9)
    • For the recreational Staff select Washington United Fall Recreational Soccer
  5. Select the divisions that apply to you, scroll to the bottom of the page and select “View Selected Opportunities
  6. From the list, click the tile for the role you are applying for and then click who you are signing up. Scroll down and hit continue. You need to select the role for each division you will be assigned to.
  7. On the next page titled Position Information you will enter/update your personal information and complete the waivers for each role you are applying.
  8. On the first application, attach you Concussion Compliance certificate and if this is the first time you are applying with Washington Premier, upload your Sudden Cardiac Awareness certificate.
  9. You have to complete the waivers for each division you are registering for and then hit continue/save at the bottom of the page
  10. This will bring you to the volunteer home page of your account, click the certification box in the blue head bar, then hit the Renew and Update button.
  11. If a dialogue box pops up stating you are missing the safe sport certificate it means  the api from Safesport had not been received. To resolve the issue, in the lower left corner of volunteer home page, underneath the the renew and update button, you will see the application for your role(s), if you click the detail button in the lower left it will take you back to the previous page.  On your first role, check to make sure where the waivers are required, now reads Document verified, then hit save again and. you will be back at the volunteer home page and repeat step 10.
  12. This will bring you to a page that you will fill in the final details and will be asked for your social security number, this is a new requirement of the background service the state association is using

What is the Deadline for Completion?

Annually, your RMA will expire on 4/30.   You should complete the RMA process for the upcoming year prior t0 4/30.  If you complete the RMA process on or after 2/1 of a given year, the clearance will be good through 4/30 of the following year.

For 2021, you need to have this process done by 5/10.

Player NamePositionSchoolDivision
Jaylin BordenDArizona State University D1
Makenzie BurksM/DWestern WashingtonD2
Madison GrandeM/FConcordia UniversityD2
Rachel KimuraFSeattle UniversityD1
Maddie MorganFEastern Washington UniversityD1
Monique NagelM/FSeattle UniversityD1
Megan NailGKUniversity of San FranciscoD1
Laura PiersonDUniversity of Idaho D1
Ashley PriceDConcordia UniversityD2
Riley Walkington MEastern Washington UniversityD1
Player NamePositionSchoolDivision
Savannah FosterDUniversity of IdahoD1
Lauren HudsonM/DSeattle UniversityD1
Samantha LarbergFUniversity of Northern ArizonaD1
Carolyn MerrickUndecided
Hannah ShiresF/MWestern WashingtonD2
Janaisia SmithMUniversity of West GeorgeD2
Nicole SouplyF/MUNC GreensboroD1
Claire Spadoni-VardenDSeattle University D1
Player NamePositionSchoolDivision
Brianna AldridgeGKMississippi StateD1
Carly BeckerGkUniversity of PortlandD1
Kaysie BruceFUniversity of IdahoD1
Jacqui GerardenMPoint LomaD2
Naryia HudsonFCal State BakersfieldD1
Chandler GreenwoodGKDixie StateD2
Jenna KillmanF/MUniversity of New MexicoD1
Madalyn LandrethMPacific Lutheran UniversityD3
Kiersten MadsenM/FSaint MartinD2
Leahi MantheiFSeattle University D1
Stephanie MooreDCO MesaD2
Mikaela MoreyDSeattle UniversityD1
Camille MurphyMProvidenceD1
Emily PetersDUniversity of MontanaD1
Karina ProvoDWestern WashingtonD2
Hannah RowanMColorado School of Mines
Jordan ThompsonDGonzaga University
Brynn WardDPacific Lutheran UniversityD2
Player NamePositionSchoolDivision
Jordyn BartelsonM/FWestern Washington D2
Jordan BertramGKUniversity of Cal. BakersfieldD1
Sarah DavidsonDWashington StateD1
Ashleigh FonsenDOregon StateD1
Lindsey FujiwaraDWestern WashingtonD1
Aleea GwerderDUniversity of UtahD1
Victoria LawlessUniversity of ChicagoD3
Saige LyonsFEastern Washington D1
Shealan McknightMSaint MartinD2
Emily NelsonDWestern WashingtonD2
Shannon PethGKPortland StateD1
Audrey ShinColorado School of MinesD2
Riley SteeleMCentral WashingtonD2
Tivona TinsleyDWestern WashingtonD2
Morgan WeaverF/MWashington StateD1
Kristi WilliamsMLong Beach State
Player NamePositionSchoolDivision
Ashton BlanksmaGKPortland StateD1
Katie CoronadoD/MPacific LutheranD3
McKenna FerreraM/DGonzaga UniversityD1
Lyrik FryerDFlorida InternationalD1
Elizabeth GriffithM/FWashington StateD1
Kelcie HedgeF/MUniversity of WashingtonD1
Brooke LancasterM/DSeattle Pacific University D2
Hunter MarM/FSeattle University D1
Lauren MercuriGKUniversity of Central Ark.D1
Alyssa MurrayDWyoming D1
Jennifer OakFWestern Washington D2
Rachel RossM/DPortland StateD1
Kylee SarchettFSt. Martins UniversityD2
Arin SeidlitzM/FAdams StateD2
Megan SpataroDEastern WashingtonD1
Kathy ThomasD/MMiddle TennesseeD1
Jessica UdovichD/MUniversity of WashingtonD1
Player NamePositionSchoolDivision
Madison AdamsFUniversity of MontanaD1
Shaniah AdrianoUniversity of WyomingD1
Ashleigh CadeUniversity of Louisiana at LayfeyettD1
Sierra CarringtonDBoise StateD1
Tayler CarterDArkansas StateD1
Madison ClarksonDUniversity of UtahD1
Logan CoxVanderbilt UniversityD1
Danielle CrawfordUniversity of Hawaii at MaoaD1
Lauren CrimiDArkansas StateD1
Jenna HoltzSanta Clara University D1
Mariah LeeFStanford
Kara MarburyFUniversity of IllinoisD1
Chanelle PedersonUniversity of MontanaD1
Gabriela PelogiFWestern WashingtonD2
Jordan SalleeGKUNLVD1
Emily SeelbachCentral Washington D2
Sierra ShugartsWestern WashingtonD2
Kenna SimonEastern WashingtonD1
Celia VaughnFSeattle University D1
Player NamePositionSchoolDivision
Lindsey ArandaCollege of Saint RoseD2
Abbey BerquistPortland StateD1
Allie BohnettM/FCentral WashingtonD2
Miranda CaballeroMiddle Tennessee StateD1
Sarah CarterDGonzaga University D1
Mackenzie DowdDNortheasternD1
Shyann GlasserCentral WashingtonD2
Ashley HomerGKCollege of Saint RoseD2
Kelli McCluiskeyBoise StateD1
Emily MeeksCollege of Saint RoseD2
Helena MorenoPacific Lutheran University D3
Danielle NurmiMLinfield CollegeD3
Mariah O'NeilM Seattle University D1
Kaylie RozellPacific Lutheran UniversityD3
Paige SerwoldUniversity of WashingtonD1
Shelby ShaferNW NazareneD2
Sarah ShimerGKUniversity of WashingtonD1
Samantha SmithCarnegie MellonD3