Youth recreational sports are all about the kids. Education, confidence, improvement, athletics, teamwork, sportsmanship—these are just a few of the things we want young players to experience when they are on the field or court. Underlying these benefits is another important concern: safety. Leagues go to great lengths to ensure equipment and facilities are in top condition to keep kids safe. Moreover, they educate coaches and officials on proper technique, on rules to prevent injury, and on how to spot concussion symptoms in order to keep kids safe. And there’s one other area leagues must also address when it comes to safety: the character and backgrounds of their volunteers.