Rutgers Safety Training

Rutgers Safety Training Course are offered in Chatham for Chatham resident coaches/assistants.
Courses for Spring coaches are scheduled for March 1 and March 2. If you have not taken this course you would only need to attend one of these dates. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED ON COMMUNITY PASS. Go to chathamrecreation.org to the sidebar Registration to Community Pass – Register Spring.

The class runs from 7pm until 10pm. If you have already taken this course you do not need to take it again at this time. 

PLEASE NOTE: If you are late you could be turned away as this is a certification.
If you would like to perhaps take a class elsewhere, please go to
youthsports.rutgers.edu to see what courses are being held in other locations.
This class is needed by coaches and assistants and covers all activities once taken.


The Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic – Sports Awareness for Educating TodaysYouth
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

Topics – 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).
The topics include:

  • Legal Aspects of Coaching
  • Psychological Aspects of Coaching
  • General Coaching Concepts
  • Training and Conditioning Athletes
  • Medical/First Aid Aspects of Coaching