Background Check Instructions


BERT BELL MEMORIAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE, INC has taken important steps to ensure the highest level of safety within our programs. One of these steps is the implementation of a standardized approach to background screening for our coaches and volunteers. This includes a comprehensive background screening using NCSI's Full Service product and a simple "Red Light/Green Light" clearance report issued in accordance with the criteria chosen by BERT BELL MEMORIAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE, INC.


Simply go to and click on "Start Your Background Screening Now" on the bottom left side of the webpage. Complete three easy steps:



Step 1: Enter Self Registration Number: 17809887


Step 2: Enter Your Information as Requested


Step 3: Provide Legal Authorization and Certification


It is important when entering your name, that you use your full legal name as written on your birth certificate or driver's license. Please also verify that your social security number and date of birth were typed correctly. Using nicknames or failing to type correct information may delay your background screening and could require additional fees.


The "Red Light/Green Light" results will be sent directly to BERT BELL MEMORIAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE, INC. National Center for Safety Initiatives will contact you directly if there are any questions, problems or issues related to your specific information. Please provide a valid email address as our contact with you will be primarily electronic. Please be sure to add to your list of acceptable domains in your email program to receive notifications from us.


Once you have submitted your information you will receive a confirmation page. The background screening generally takes 10 business days to complete and you may check your status on our website under the "Check Your Background Screening Status" link at In order to prevent delays, please check your e-mail frequently for further documentation requests.


If you have any questions or problems submitting your information, please call the National Center for Safety Initiatives at (866) 833-7100.





Heads Up Football Certifications

It is mandatory that ALL BW coaches get their Heads Up Football Certifications or Recertification if you did the certification last year.

You will not be allowed on the field unless you are Heads Up Certified so get this done ASAP!

Head Coaches are responsible for making sure their assistants get this done so please get this info to all of them.

Please contact Kyle Cycyk or Rich Windon if you have any questions



  1. Go to the USA Football website  

  2. Login if your were certified last year or register and login if this if you did not coach last year

  3. Click on the membership link and take the:

  1. New Coaches – Tackle Certification Course

  2. Coaches who were certified in previously - Tackle Recertification course.

  3. Print and keep your course certifications – You will need them to get your 2018 Bert Bell ID.

The cost of the certification is $10.00

Concussion Awareness