MAL Soccer is run 100% by volunteers: YOUR program depends on YOUR assistance.
Please volunteer as a head or assistant coach. You would need to supply a picture (3rd-8th grades), sign Code of Conduct forms, and take a Rutgers SAFETY Clinic.
- You also need to take annually the “Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports” online training course: http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/online_training.html/.
- We partner with the Positive Coaching Alliance whose mission is to transform the culture of youth sports so athletes can have a more positive, character-building experience. PCA workshops are mandatory for all our coaches.
- Know nothing about soccer? No problem. Soccer is relatively easy to learn and the primary qualification needed (especially at the younger levels) is a desire to work with children. We also hold coaching clinics (first one is July 25). Please don’t be shy — coaching is very rewarding.
- We need a volunteer for Registrar. This role includes entering player/team/coach info onto the website, enforcing team balance, and creating player passes.
- We also need a volunteer for Uniform Coordinator. The role involves preparing each team’s uniform needs.
- Please indicate where you can volunteer via the drop-down menu when you register your child.
Rutgers SAFETY Clinic (“Sports Awareness For Educating Today’s Youth”)
- NJ requires volunteer coaches to attend a “safety orientation and training skills program” in order to be eligible for civil immunity protection provided by the “Little League Law.” Taking the Rutgers SAFETY Clinic fulfills this requirement.
- Topics include:
- Legal & Medical Aspects of Coaching
- Psychological Aspects of Coaching
- General Coaching Concepts;
- Training & Conditioning Athletes.
- Attendees receive a certification card, which has to be presented to the MAL. The certification does not expire and can be used for all MAL sports.
- Clinic schedule: http://youthsports.rutgers.edu/educational-courses/schedule