With spring basketball and baseball seasons approaching, Buffalo Valley Youth Association president Johny McDow had a problem: he needed to provide a simple and easy way to ensure the safety and security of his members while on the field. Previously, Buffalo Valley Youth Association issued plastic ID cards to coaches, tied to a background check, but this method can waste time and causes problems.
Generally speaking, the typical time-intensive process involves making a prospective coach drive to the association office and get their badge made in person. Usually, youth sports coaches and volunteers are parents who have day jobs and don't have free time. Not getting a badge in time can mean that a parent might not be able to coach, or a game might not even be able to start. These issues caused Johny to use Virtual Badge as a way to expedite coach registrations and eliminate game-day issues.