Coaching Requirements - All volunteer coaches and assistant coaches are required to have completed a 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 Kevin Delia 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, Thursday September 13th at 7:15pm — 10pm, Bingham Hall, 40 Bingham Ave, Rumson (doors lock at 7.00pm, arrive 6.45pm to sign in). On-line registration open August 1 under "Fall" season "Rutgers Coaching Clinic" (please do not make a new Community Pass family account, use existing account). Rutgers Flyer
Background Screening (Mandatory before Coaching)
The Borough of Rumson welcomes you to background screening with National Center for
Safety Initiatives (NCSI). An email will be sent to each coach/volunteer that is in need of a background check.
Simply go to www.ncsisafe.com and click on “Start Your Background Screening Now.” Complete three easy steps:
Step 1: Enter Self Registration Number (found on letter attached in email)
Step 2: Enter Your Information as Requested
Step 3: Provide Legal Authorization and Certification
It is important when entering your name, that you use your full legal name as written on your current ID (state driver’s license, passport or state ID with name and DOB). Please also verify that your social security number was typed correctly. Using nicknames or failing to type a correct social security number may delay or invalidate your background check.
NCSI will contact you directly if there are any questions, problems or issues related to your specific information. An email address is required when completing the background check as our contact with you will largely be electronic. Please be sure to add ncsisafe.com to your list of acceptable domains in your email program to receive notifications from us.