To ensure that volunteers meet the necessary qualifications to work with our students, CoachArt requires all volunteers to run a background check through Sterling Volunteers.

CoachArt is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a tight budget. We request that our volunteers pay for their own background check as a way of confirming your commitment to CoachArt’s mission. To process your background check, you will need your social security number and credit card to make a payment of approximately $50 (cost varies depending on your county) . If you are asked for a “good deed code,”  please use xldyrfz.

Note: If you are an ESPN employee, see below.

Can’t pay the Background Check Fee?

We understand if this fee represents a hardship for you. CoachArt can waive the fee if you can provide a valid explanation for your request. Again, no one is ever turned away for lack of resources; if you need it, please apply for the waiver HERE.

ESPN employee?

The Background Check fee for ESPN employees is covered! See details here.


See our Background Checks FAQ.