The Rutgers SAFETY Clinic (Sports Awareness for Educating Today’s Youth ™) is a three-hour program that meets the “Minimum Standards for Volunteer Coaches Safety Orientation and Training Skills Programs” (N.J.A.C. 5:52) and provides partial civil immunity protection to volunteer coaches under the “Little League Law” (2A:62A-6 et. seq.)

The clinic will be on Thurs. March 11th  6:30 PM virtually via Zoom.  Potential coaches will need to register for the clinic on Teamsnap. Once registered Teamsnap will be used to communicate the Zoom meeting information which will likely be:


In accordance with MAL requirements for all coaches, the Rutgers SAFETY 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


The curriculum for the Rutgers SAFETY 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


Individuals attending the Rutgers SAFETY Clinic receive:

  • The Coaches’ Reference Manual (5th edition)
  • The Rutgers SAFETY Clinic Certification Card
  • Permanent registration with YSRC on online database (.3 CEU)