Jefferson Rec to host The Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic on April 11

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The Youth Sports Research Council in cooperation with the New Jersey Recreation and Park Association presents The Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic -- Sports Awareness for Educating.

Today's Youth hosted by the Jefferson Township Recreation Department on Wednesday, April 11 from 6:45 to 10 pm in the Jefferson Township Municipal Building, 1033 Weldon Road, Lake Hopatcong, NJ.   All Jefferson Township volunteer sports coaches as well as out-of-town volunteer sports coaches are invited to attend but must pre-register, and the registration deadline is Friday, April 11 at 4pm.

The State of New Jersey 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 (2A:62A-6 et. seq.)  The curriculum for this Clinic is based upon the Minimum Standards for Volunteer Coaches Safety Orientation and Training Skills Programs (N.J.A.C. 5:52) and has been tested in court as having met the standards. 

The topics for this class include Legal Aspects of Coaching, Psychological Aspects of Coaching, General Coaching Concepts, Training and Conditioning of Athletes, and Medical/First Aid Aspects of Coaching.   Volunteer coaches who attend this program receive The Coaches Reference Manual (4th edition), a certification card acknowledging attendance, and a permanent registration with the Rutgers YSRC.

Registration for this training class is online. Log on to and follow the prompts to either log in to your existing account or set up your own personal account and register and pay for this class being sponsored by the Jefferson Township Recreation Department.  You will automatically receive an email confirmation after you register and make your payment.  Note:  This class is FREE to all Jefferson Township coaches who register, and all out-of-town volunteer coaches will be charged a fee of $31.

If you experience difficulty in registering online, log on to, click on the “Form Center” link on the left side of the home page, and scroll down to the Recreation Department to find “Community Pass Online Registration Instructions” with step-by-step directions for registering online through Community Pass.  If you need assistance after following the detailed instructions to create an account and register for this class, please contact the Recreation office at 973-663-8404 x4 or for assistance. 

 Going forward, you will be using your personal Community Pass account to register for all Jefferson Township Recreation Department activities including but not limited to adult exercise classes, Recreation Department-sponsored sports/clinics including but not limited to Jefferson Striders, Cross-Country, and Bowling,  the Rutgers  SAFETY training class, the Child Abuse Awareness class, Mt. Creek Ski Club busing, Rec Department bus trips, Teen Scene, Camp Jefferson Summer Day Camp, etc. so remember your log in and password.

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