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Mandatory Coaching Requirements for Boys Lacrosse (ALL Head and Assistant Coaches)
 

  • All coaches must register with CMLAX as a Coach / Asst. Coach - via Register Online Button
  • A current US Lacrosse membership is required -- the on-line registration will allow you to update your membership in conjunction with the Coach registration process
  • Rutgers “Sports Awareness for Educating Today’s Youth” (S.A.F.E.T.Y.) course http://youthsports.rutgers.edu/
  • Chester Township background check (Even if you live in Chester Boro or the Mendhams) per the below - ALL coaches/trainers must submit application to Protect Youth Sports  https://opportunities.averity.com/TBBF
     

Certification & Screening Requirements for Youth Sports Coaches 
 

 The Township of Chester has adopted specific requirements for safety training, background investigation and sportsmanlike behavior for volunteers and officials working with children in youth sports activities within the Township.  Those requirements have been established by Township Ordinance “An Ordinance of the Township of Chester Concerning Youth Sporting Events” and are enumerated in Item A and Item B below.   
 

A.  Requirements for Coach’s Training and Background Screening

 
The following requirements pertain to any organized youth sports or recreational program, event, or camp conducted within the Township of Chester.  These requirements include facilities of the Township of Chester, facilities of the Chester Board of Education, and privately owned or operated facilities.  

 

  1. Any individual acting as a coach, an assistant coach, and/or a trainer or instructor at a youth sports program, event, or camp must possess a valid coach’s card issued by the Rutgers Youth Sports Research Council for completion of the Rutgers “Sports Awareness for Educating Today’s Youth” (S.A.F.E.T.Y.) course, or possess a similar card for an equivalent coach’s training that meets the state’s Minimum Standards for Volunteer Coaches Safety Orientation and Training Skills Program (N.J.A.C. 5:52), as approved by the Chester Township Parks Committee.
     
  2. Any individual acting as a coach, an assistant coach, and/or a trainer or instructor at a youth sports program, event, or camp must successfully pass a background investigation by the New Jersey State Police.  Pending results of the State Police check, the Township of Chester has adopted a specific set of criminal and/or disorderly person’s offenses that will disqualify an individual from participation.  Applications for conducting a criminal history background investigation are available at the Chester Township Municipal Clerk’s Office.