COACHING REQUIREMENTS POLICY
February 16, 2014
The Board of Directors of the Long Hill Township Little league is committed to providing an enjoyable, educational and safe experience for all of our youth participants. The Board is concerned for the health, well-being and safety of all of our youth participants and has implemented certain policies and procedures to meet this commitment.
Long Hill Township Little League requires all adults that coach our players to meet certain requirements. In order to be a coach or assistant coach in the Long Hill Township Little League, each adult will be required to attend a Rutgers Safety Clinic and submit to a criminal background check.
The Rutgers Safety clinic is a 3 hour program that was the result of legislation adopted by the State of New Jersey which protects volunteer athletic coaches, managers and officials from lawsuits. Commonly referred to as the “Little League Law”, this legislation extends partial civil immunity protection to volunteers who have attended a “safety orientation and training skills program.” Once a coach attends the clinic, the certification lasts for life.
For the criminal background check the Little League has entered into a contract with the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) to conduct this screening. NCSI is national firm that specializes in background screening for amateur sports. Once completed the background check is good for two (2) years. If you had a background check through NCSI for Long Hill Little League last year you do not have to get one again this year.
For information regarding The Rutgers Safety Course and how to complete the background check, click on the “Coaches Requirements Policy” on the left and then scroll down to "Rutgers Safety Course" or “NSCI Background Check”.
These two requirements are mandatory and must be satisfied by all coaches and assistant coaches prior to the commencement of the season. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation