Becoming a Volunteer Coach

Please upload copies of your certifications in the following google forms: 2021 - River Edge Coach Requirement Submissions

All Volunteer Coaches are required to complete the Rutgers SAFETY Certification. 

Go to youthsports.rutgers.edu for list of certification clinics in the area.  


All Volunteer Coaches are required to Undergo a Criminal Background Check! 

The Borough of River Edge Ordinance #1501 requires criminal background checks for River Edge volunteers involved with Borough sponsored programs or services involving minors. Click here to download the background check instructions. If you have further questions contact Lt. Mike Walker at 201-599-6316 

All Volunteer Coaches are required to be trained in the prevention and treatment of sports-related concussions and other head injuries among students athletes!

An online concussion training for coaches through the Center for Disease Control is required for all volunteer coaches  https://headsup.cdc.gov/

Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports fact sheets specifically for coaches, for athletes and for parents are to be distributed to the appropriate group by each youth sport league every season

All Volunteer Coaches will be required to be trained in the use of the Cardiac Science Powerheart G5 AED which are located at KBG Field, Little League Fields, Roosevelt School Field and Cherry Hill School Field. Click the link for this training video CardiAcademy Courses

Step 1 - click link to CardiAcademy AED Training Video

Step 2 - Enter your name at beginning of on line training video so it can be printed on your certificate upon completion.

Step 3 - Complete online training video and once completed certificate comes up on your screen, using your browser's print function, print hard copy or print to a PDF.

Step 4 - Send your Certificate to: 2021 - River Edge Coach Requirement Submissions


All Volunteer Coaches are required to be trained in Children Abuse and Anti-Harassment and Discrimination.  The MEL has developed two 15 minute training videos:

These courses will also be shown via a Zoom meetings on Monday, March 29th at 6pm and 7pm.  Coaches can register on CommunityPass

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General Information
Director of Recreation and Cultural Affairs
Carolyn Baldanza
Phone Numbers
201-599-6295
Emergencies: Dial 911
Location
705 Kinderkamack Ave
River Edge,
NJ
07661

Monday -Friday 9:30-4:30
Best to Make an Appointment