NEW Background Check policy

UpdatedMonday March 8, 2021 byFred Steigerwalt. - (sign in / account create is below the welcome note)


To  Managers, Coaches and Parents:

Babe Ruth League has teamed up with SportsEngine to help us keep kids safe with an advanced and streamlined safety program. Now that we have successfully transitioned to this new system, it’s time for all managers, coaches, and volunteers to complete their comprehensive background screening and abuse prevention training.

Completion is mandatory for all  managers and top two assistants per league rules.

Please refer to the league website for further information on the safety program requirements, or go directly to the  to access the safety program and complete the required steps.  Link at top of page

Of course, since we are in Pennsylvania, things are more complicated. You must complete the steps below so you will have these documents available for upload when you go to SportsEngine. 

The background check is good for  2 years. The cost for SportsEngine is $ 25.50. If this is a hardship for you, please contact me and we can work something out.  Fred  (

Outside background checks or Sexual abuse certification are not accepted.  Sorry but not our rule.


How the process works. 

First - Complete these three forms and place on your PC in .pdf format.  This is the state of PA requirement.  Backgournd check and Child Abuse are free, the third one is the FBI check.  Now if you have lived in the PA for ten years you can complete the “Disclouse statement” in lieu of the FBI fingerprint I have highlighted the “disclose link” for you to click on in step three below.   Your witness for the “discloser statement” can be any family member that can vouch for you.  Once that statement is complete save it in .PDF format with your background and Sexual abuse clearance.

Pennsylvania ONLY – these three forms must be completed and saved on your PC as they will have to be uploaded as a PDF’s when you create your Sports Engine background check account.

1.     Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearances (CY113) – Go to (Note: Free service)

2.     Pennsylvania (State Police) Criminal Record Checks for Volunteers (SP4-164A).  Go to (Note: Free service)

3.     Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Check or Who have lived in PA for more than 10 years.    

Second - Go to this link to complete to create your sports engine account

1)      You will be promoted to identify our region - Our Region is - Mid-Atlantic

2)      You will be promoted to identify Our Official League – Name assigned to use by Babe Ruth was - HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP/HILLTOP CAL RIPKEN LG

3)      Than you will be asked to add your Background check, Sexual abuse check and Discloser statement as .pdf attachements. 

4)      You will have three pages of acknowledgement that a national background check will be completed.

5)      At the conclusion of the background screen, you will be prompted to complete payment ($25.50) *there are no codes to enter at checkout as Hilltop does not have a PIN.