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Abstract or Description

The Alliance for Background Checks in Youth Sports is a coalition of individuals, organizations, government agencies, and community businesses who advocate on the behalf of our communities’ youth and sports programs.

ABC Youth Sports asked California State Legislature to join the ranks of other states in their efforts to protect our children, and our community sports programs. We called for a state-wide policy-- Safe at School, Safe on the Field --requiring all California youth sports league chapters to operate with the same background check requirements held by California public school sports programs.

Our campaign was based on Pat Libby’s, The Lobbying Strategy Handbook: 10 Steps to Advancing Any Cause Effectively (2012), and we have outlined this process here.

Publication Date

Fall 2012

Document Type



advocacy, training, youth, sports, campaign, nonprofit, philanthropic, philanthropy


Nonprofit Administration and Management

Advocacy Project: Alliance for Background Checks in Youth Sports