Southampton Township has passed Ordinance No. 2012-6. This requires that ALL volunteers and paid employees for local youth sports organizations undergo a background check.
All coaches and assistant coaches going forward will need to have an approved background check conducted by the New Jersey State Poice Department as well as the Rutgers Certification and Concussion Course. Our first priority is the the safety of ALL children involved in the STRA program. During the course of the background investigation, STRA will not have access to any coach’s personal information. As a result of the background investigation, the NJ State Police will simply notify STRA whether a coach passes or fails.
MorphoTrak (formally Sagem Morpho Inc) conducts all background checks. As part of completing the background investigation, you must schedule an appoinment with MorphoTrak for fingerprinting. All information to contact and set up an appoint and any additional details of how to complete your background investigation are listed on the background check application form.
All coaches must pay $21.45 for the background check at the time of fingerprinting. STRA will reimburse coaches the full $21.45 after receiving a letter from the State of NJ, Office of the attorney general with the results of the background check. Reimbursement checks will be available during STRA monthly meeting held every second Tuesday of each month.
Coaches can download the background check letter from the link below.