The Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic
On May 12, 1986, New Jersey became the first state in the nation to pass legislation which protects volunteer athletic coaches, managers, and officials from lawsuits. Commonly referred to as the "Little League Law" (2A:62A-6 et. seq.), this legislation extends partial civial immunity to volunteers who have attended a "safety orientation and training skills program."
A Requirement for all RDSA Coaches
All RDSA coaches are required to take this one-time, 3-hour course. In accordance with the stipulations in the Little League Law, the Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. 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
How to Register
Classes are conveniently offered at the Valley Hospital Sports Institute or Hackensack University Medical Center. A copy of the clinic schedules can be downloaded here. Occasionally the course is offered at the Oradell Borough Hall -- these special sessions will be promoted on the RDSA Web site when they are offered.