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MRC Coaches Information

COACHING CERTIFICATION

Certification is a 3 step process.

  1. All Coaches must attend the MRC COACHES CLINIC
  2. BACKGROUND CHECK- completed online
  3. CONCUSSION TRAINING- completed online

For questions regarding the process contact:

MRC Safety Director



COACH/ BOARD MEMBER REGISTRATION

Effective April 1, 2017

Coaches Should have all credentials before registering.

All Coaches are required to register for the sport you would like to coach. If you have multiple children, you will need to register for each division separately so that when division coordinators run their report your name will be recognized and considered. There is no cost at this time.  

Registering does not guarantee a coaching position.

All Sport Board Member are required to register as a volunteer for their Sport each season if they will not be a coach.

Coaches/Sport Board Volunteers will need to add their individual profile to their family account; including Legal Name, Date of Birth, Address and proper contact information. Your spouse can not register on your behalf.


1. MRC COACHES CLINIC

Clinic is ONCE p/month- See MRC Calendar

 

Information on Coaches Certification Clinics to support All MRC sponsored Sports

If you are planning on coaching, or working with a team you must attend the coaching clinics. These are held each month. Recertification clinics are normally one hour in duration. All Clinics will begin at 7:00 pm. For detailed times and dates see our calendar of events.

Requirements:

  • The initial Coaches Certification Training class is 3 hours in duration and is valid for three years and is general in nature.
  • If you have a current Rutgers Coaching Certificate, all that is required is your initial attendance so you can be administratively be entered into the MRC Database and you will be issued a MRC Coaching Certificate.
  • If you currently hold a Level “F” or higher Soccer License, then you only need to attend the First hour and you will be issued a MRC Coaching Certificate.
  • Afterwards a 1 hour recertification clinic, again valid for three years, is held to support the MRCs commitment for continual education of its active Coaches.
  • The Coaches Certification is utilized for all MRC sponsored sports and each sport may have additional training.

Although the MRC does not require CPR or First Aid training of its volunteer coaches, the following web sites are being made available for those wishing to refresh their knowledge of both these important life saving skills: 

The National Safety Council

Basic First Aid

Evesham Fire Department

CPR (Friends & Family or Hartsaver)


2. BACKGROUND CHECK

Please click the following link to complete the coaches background check form:


3. CONCUSSION TRAINING

COACHES:

Below is the url for the "Training in Sports Concussions' course issued by the CDC.

www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/online_training.html

The video session takes the coaches through several scenarios and requires the coach to answer questions on line.

IMPORTANT:

The course is about 30 minutes long and does not have the ability to record coaches electronically. At the conclusion of the session coaches will be asked to print out a certification of completion. The coaches will be required to forward the certification to their respective commissioners.

COMMISSIONER RESPONSIBILITY:

Commissioners are required to forward to the MRC Safety Director and the MRC Safety Director will record the completions in the coaches database and provide a list of completions to the Sports Commissioners as part of the candidate review process.

Concussion

There’s no doubt about it: sports are a great way for teens to stay healthy while learning important team-building skills.  But there are risks to pushing the limits of speed, strength and endurance.  And athletes who push the limits sometimes don’t recognize their own limitations—especially when they’ve had a concussion.

That’s where you come in.  It’s up to you, as a coach, to help recognize and make the call to pull an athlete off of the field, ice, court, or track if you think s/he might have a concussion. Playing with a concussion can lead to long-term problems. It can even be fatal.  

To help you properly identify and respond to a concussion, CDC, in partnership with leading experts and organizations, developed the Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports initiative and materials.


Coaching Resources

The following items should be used as resources for coaches.

Changing the Game Project

Excellent Articles- The Challenges we face in Youth Sports

National Council of Youth Sports

Safety/ Education/ Publications

Youth Sports Research Council Website

Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic (Sports Awareness for Educating Today's Youth) S.P.O.R.T. Program (Supportive Parents on the Right Track)


Injury Report

Incident Reports and Claim Forms: It is the coach's responsibility to ensure that ALL injuries requiring medical attention are reported to the MRC. This is done via the MRC Incident and Injury Report.

Note: An Incident report can be filed with the MRC as a preventive measure even though Immediate or Post medical attention was not sought by the player's parent or guardian. 

Below are links to sites with valuable information regarding sports injuries: 

Stop Sports Injuries

Injury prevention refererences by Sport

A Coaches Guide to First Aid

Injury Prevention - By Type of Sport/ A Pediatrician's Perspective on Sports Injuries/ Avoiding Injuries - A Guide for Coaches and Athletes/ Defining a Coach's Role

Coaching Young Athletes

Youth Development


Food Allergies

Safe Snack Guide

List of Snacks Free of Peanuts, Tree Nuts and Eggs.

Kids With Food Allergies: Mission, Programs and Goals

KFA helps children with food allergies and their families cope with dietary restrictions, lifestyle adjustments, fear and isolation through education, peer support, food/cooking assistance and outreach programs.