Thank you for volunteering to Coach this season!

Thank you for volunteering to Coach this season! A requirement of our league is that all Volunteers must complete a Background Check in order to Coach.  We have partnered with Sterling Volunteers to process our online Background Checks.  In the next day or two, please look for an email from Sterling Volunteers. We will need you to complete this as soon as possible, as it takes a few days to get results. It should take less than 5 minutes to complete. If there are concerns with the results, we will contact you directly. Otherwise, “no news is good news”.  If you do not receive an email by end of week or have issues accessing, please reach out to OdellRegistration@Outlook.com for assistance.

Returning Coaches – Background Checks and Badges are valid for one year. If you have a current badge please look at the expiration date.  If the expiration date is prior to the last game you need to apply for a new badge.  If your badge expires after the last game you will NOT receive an email and will use the same badge for this season.

New Coaches – once you have completed the Background Check, please email a headshot to OdellRegistration@Outlook.com, for your badge photo. We CANNOT use any photo you uploaded into the Odell Rec Sports or Sterling Volunteers websites as we use a different vendor for badges. All coaches must have a Badge in order to be on the fields during games. Please make sure you are not wearing sunglasses in the photo. A selfie is perfect!

Assistant Coaches – will NOT automatically be sent an email from Sterling Volunteers. If they do not have a valid badge, please have them or the Head Coach fill out the form below so we can send out Background Checks.

Helpers – if a parent is helping out now and then or needs to fill in for a practice or game when a Coach is out of town, they do not need to complete the background check and badge process.

Headshot for badge information

Submit one color photo, taken in the last 6 months.
Use a clear image of your face.
Use a white or off-white background without shadows, texture, or lines.
Submit a high-resolution photo that is not blurry, grainy, or pixelated.
Do not submit photocopies or digitally scanned photos.
Do not digitally retouch or change your photo using computer software, phone apps or filters, or artificial intelligence.
Have a neutral facial expression with both eyes open and mouth closed.
Face the camera directly with full face in view
You cannot wear a hat or head covering unless you wear one for medical or religious purposes.
Images should be in a JPG format and Square in Size. 500px x 500px is best.

Examples of Good Photos

Examples of Bad Photos