Due to the pandemic and getting people together, this Springs Rutgers Safety Course will be done virtually.
If you need to take the class, please go to youthsports.rutgers.edu to see what courses are being held.
The state of New Jersey requires volunteer coaches to attend a “safety orientation and training skills program” in order to be eligible for civil immunity protection provided by the Little League Law (2A:62A6 et. seq.)
The curriculum for the Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic is based upon the Minimum Standards for Volunteer Coaches Safety Orientation and Training Skills Programs (N.J.A.C. 5:52) and has been tested in court as having met the standards.
The topics include: · Legal Aspects of Coaching · Psychological Aspects of Coaching · General Coaching Concepts · Training and Condition Athletes · Medical/First Aid Aspects of Coaching.
Individuals who attend this program receive: · The Coaches Reference Manual (5th edition) · Certification card acknowledging attendance · Permanent registration with Rutgers YSRC
Introduction – On May 12, 1986, New Jersey became the first state in the nation to pass legislation which protects volunteer athletic coaches, managers, and officials from lawsuits. Commonly referred to as the “Little League Law” (2A:62A-6 et. seq.), this legislation extends partial civil immunity to volunteers who have attended a “safety orientation and training skills program.”
Since 1986, the Youth Sports Research Council, in cooperation with the New Jersey Recreation and Park Association (NJRPA) has trained more than 200,000 volunteer coaches in New Jersey.
Objectives – In accordance with the stipulations in the Little League Law, the Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic:
Helps coaches minimize the risk of injury to young athletes.
Provides information about fundamental coaching concepts which enhances volunteer coaches effectiveness.
Protects volunteer coaches from civil lawsuits
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