It is an Edgewater Park Ordinance that all Board Members, Commissioners and Coaches have their fingerprints taken and submitted to the Edgewater Park Police Department for a background check. The form with all information is attached. Please print this form and use the reference numbers at the top to schedule your appointment. Please click this link, www.bioapplicant.com/nj to schedule an appointment. The company is MorphoTrak and is the only company that we accept. The cost of the fingerprints are $26 and will be re-imbursed by the EPAA once we receive the completed receipt. This will need to be completed on a 3 year basis. Be advised that you will not be allowed to coach without having taken and passed the background investigation! No exceptions!
For more information on the background check go to the state site here - http://www.state.nj.us/njsp/about/serv_chrc.html#vcp
Click this link to download form: Background Form
You will need to put C08003 in box #7, and you will need this number to schedule your appointment.
Sportskool: Coaching Videos for Many Sports
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Baseball/Softball Player Defensive Handout
Excellent handout to give your players to help them understand what they should be prepared to do when playing defense. It covers the basic rules of thumb of what to do on each pitch and then gives more detail scenario's per position.
Soccerhelp.com Tips for Coaches
The Ultimate Coach: Parents
1. You should be sure that your child knows that “win or lose, scared or heroic” you love him or her, appreciate their efforts, and that you are not disappointed in them.
2. You should try your best to be completely honest about your child's athletic capability, their competitive attitude, their sportsmanship - and their actual skill level.
3. You should be helpful but don't coach him or her on the way to the field - or on the way back home.
4. You should teach your child to enjoy competition for competition sake, remembering that there are lessons to be learned in winning as well as in losing.
5. Parents: Try not to re-live your athletic life through your child or try to create an athletic career to replace the one that you never had.
6. You should play the sport with your kids when you have time, remembering the time is for fun and not necessarily coaching.
7. You should not compare the skill, courage or attitudes of your child with that of other members of the team
8. You should get to know the coach or instructors so that you can be sure that their philosophy, attitudes, ethics, and knowledge are such that you are happy to expose your child to them.
9. Always remember if it’s not nice don’t say it on and off the field
10. You should make a point of understanding courage and the fact that it is relative.