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Coaching Requirements - All volunteer coaches and assistant coaches are required to have completed a fingerprint background check, the Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y Coaching Certification, and an on-line Concussion Course. All costs are incurred by Rumson Recreation.
Positive Coaching Alliance - Coaches and parents are encouraged to attend the Positive Coaching Alliance workshops offered throughout the year. In addition, we have several slots available for PCA on-line workshops. Please email Sarah Orsay for more information on these courses. To learn more about the PCA, visit their website at positivecoach.org.
Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y Clinic (Mandatory within 12 Months) - This clinic provides the minimum standards for volunteer coaches regarding safety orientation and training skills. During the year, Rumson Recreation hires a clinician from the Rutgers Youth Sports Research Council to provide the clinic in town. The Recreation Director will notify coaches regarding dates and time. The Rumson Recreation Department pays for the coaches' registration fees and materials fees. For additional information, including time and place of next clinic, please visit Youth Sports Research Council at Rutgers web page. Next Clinic, TBA March 2014, 7-10pm, Bingham Hall, 40 Bingham Ave, Rumson (doors lock at 7pm, arrive early to sign in). Register on-line under "Spring" season "Rutgers Coaching Clinic" (please not make a new Community Pass family account, use existing account) - [Note: Registration not available until January 2014]
Fingerprint Background Check (Mandatory before Coaching) - Forms and scheduling for the fingerprint Youth Serving Organization Volunteer background check may be obtained at www.bioapplicant.com/nj. Info needed to register on-line: ORI #: NJ920610Z, Category: YSB, Statute: 15A:3A-1, Reason: Youth Serving..., Doc Type: VB1, Contributor's Case #: No8008, Misc: [Sport you will be coaching this season].
The cost is $26.00, which the applicant must pay for at the time of registration and will be reimbursed in full by the Borough of Rumson after the application has been processed. Background checks are completed by MorphoTrak (formerly Sagem Morpho) in Ocean during a scheduled appointment (no walk-ins). Please note that scheduling can take several weeks. To complete the process and for reimbursement, please fill out and sign a Municipal Voucher, including name, address, telephone, description ("Reimbursement for Youth Coach Background Check"), as well as an IRS W-9 form (see PDFs below). Return the signed voucher, W-9, your completed background check form and receipt to Sarah Orsay at Borough Hall.
On-Line Concussion Course (Mandatory before Coaching) - Rumson Recreation requires that all coaches and assistant coaches complete a free on-line concussion course, which takes approximately 30 minutes. Once completed, please print form, sign, date, and return to Sarah Orsay at Rumson Borough Hall, 80 East River Road, or scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The course can be found at www.njmel.org.