The River Edge Recreation Commission requirements to become a River Edge Central Athletic Council Volunteer Coach:
Undergo a Criminal Background Check!
Borough of River Edge Ordinance #1501 requires criminal background checks for River Edge volunteers involved with Borough sponsored programs or services involving minors. Go to: http://www.riveredgenj.org/ Click on Borough permits and forms -recreation >Download the instruction form. Also available for download here: COACH BACKGROUND CHECK INSTRUCTIONS. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS EXACTLY!!!
All Volunteer Coaches are required to complete the Rutgers SAFETY Certification!
The Recreation Commission requires all volunteer coaches to be safety certified prior to the coaching of River Edge Central Athletic Council Leagues. This certification must be submitted and kept on file in the Recreation Director's office. Go to youthsports.rutgers.edu for list of certification clinics in the area
All Volunteer Coaches are required to be trained in the prevention and treatment of sports-related concussions and other head injuries among students athletes!
Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports-an online concussion training for coaches through the Center for Disease Control is required for all volunteer coaches " www.cdc.gov/concussion/headsup/online_training.html
Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports certificate of completion is to be submitted to the Recreation Commission.
Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports fact sheets specifically for coaches, for athletes and for parents are to be distributed to the appropriate group by each youth sport league every season.