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West Texas Youth Baseball

Criminal Background Criteria & Authorization


All background checks are performed by Protect Youth Sports. All information obtained shall be available to WTYBA and shall remain confidential at all times. Below are the situations that will prevent a person from being allowed to coach in this program and added to the  “Approved Coaches List” on our website. Any coach who’s caught coaching without being on this list will be suspended.   

A person shall be disqualified and prohibited from Coaching if any of the following conditions apply:

1.    Fails to fill out a background check application

2.    Is currently on parole or serving probation for any offense. 

3.    Has been incarcerated for a felony offense

4.    Has a felony conviction of any kind in the past seven years

5.    Has been convicted of Sexual Assault, Child Abuse, or Child                      

            Neglect on any level

6.    Has been convicted of any offense involving a minor

7.    Has been adjudged liable for civil penalties or damages 

            involving sexual or physical abuse

8.    Has been convicted of Terroristic Threat 

9.    Has been twice convicted during the past seven years of any 

            combination of the following:

    Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

    Misdemeanor violations of the Controlled Substance Act

10.    Has been subject to any court order involving any sexual abuse

    or physical abuse of a minor, including, but not limited to 

    Domestic order for protection.


All convictions involving assault or any other violent offense will be reviewed on a case by case basis if they don’t already fall under     

one of the above conditions.  

West Texas Youth Baseball shall have the final decision on all personnel matters and does not discriminate against any person based on age, race, gender, religion, nationality, or ethnicity. Minimum age to be allowed to coach in this program is 18.