Rutgers Safety Training

Rutgers Safety Training Courses are offered in Chatham for
Chatham resident Coaches/Assistants.

Courses for Fall 2017 or even Winter 2017/18 coaches will be scheduled for September.
If you have taken this course, you do not need to take it again.

PRE-REGISTRATION WILL BE REQUIRED ON COMMUNITY PASS. Registration will start late August on Community Pass – Register Fall.

The class runs from 7pm until 10pm.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are late you could be turned away as this is a certification course.

If you would like to perhaps take the class elsewhere, please go to to see what courses are being held in other locations.


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