"I'm not coaching why am I getting this?"
The background check was a requirement mostly just for coaches in the past. This year we've been told by Little League International that it's now a requirement for any adult that will "have repetitive access to, or contact with, players and teams." That was the official requirement that we received from Little League International and as a Chartered Organization we have to follow their rules. Examples we were given by the District are coaches, parents that will help out at practices or team events, scorekeepers, field prep volunteers at games, team Mom's, snack shack volunteers, photo day volunteers, etc.
It's all about keeping the kids safe and giving the parents peace of mind that the league volunteers working with their children have been checked out.