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AAU announces mandatory screening

Updated: June 12, 2012, 9:03 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Amateur Athletic Union will begin what its national president said Tuesday he hopes will foster a "culture of safety" with the implementation of several reforms, including mandatory background screening for all staff, coaches and volunteers.

The new screening is set to begin Sept. 1 and coincides with the youth organization's new membership cycle. No one will be exempt from screening and any questionable information that turns up could permanently disqualify ...

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