M & Th: 8-4
T-W: 8-6 & F: 8-1

P: (201) 391-4977
F: (201) 391-8830

188 Pascack Rd
Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Coaching Courses

All coaches, regardless of being a head coach or an assistant coach, must follow the safety requirements below.

Coaching Safety Requirements

All Coaches must have the following paperwork completed before coaching.
1. Background Check/Finger printing (every 3 years)
2. Rutgers's Certification
3. Concussion Certificate (refresher yearly)
4. Protecting Children from Abuse (every 3 years)
Forms/Online training can be acquired via the association you choose to volunteer with.
In the busy season of sports the back ground/finger printing appointments could take up to 2 weeks,  so email early to get this completed before the sports season begins.

CDC Concussion Training
CLICK HERE for information about Concussion Training.

Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic
The Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic (Sports Awareness for Educating Today’s Youth ™) is a three-hour program that meets the “Minimum Standards for Volunteer Coaches Safety Orientation and Training Skills Programs” (N.J.A.C. 5:52) and provides partial civil immunity protection to volunteer coaches under the “Little League Law” (2A:62A-6 et. Seq.)

Classes added as demand dictates.  If you are a Coach, Assistant Coach, Team Parent, etc. and in need of this certification, please contact the Borough of Woodcliff Lake Recreation Dept. at

201-391-4977 ext. 219 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cost:  $40 for materials

Please bring photo ID. Pre-registration is REQUIRED.  Sign up for Classes on Community Pass.

If you cannot make a class when it is being held in Woodcliff Lake, you can visit the Rutgers website to view alternative locations where the class is being held.

Note: The Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic is valid for life. 

If you have lost your card, a replacement card can be obtained.

Volunteer coaches who need verification of having attended the Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic may request a replacement card by sending a check or money order payable to “Rutgers Y.S.R.C.” for $5 with your name, address and daytime phone number to:

Youth Sports Research Council
Loree Gym, Room 060
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
70 Lipman Drive
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

“If you have moved since taking the clinic, please include your prvious address along with your current address.

For further information:
Telephone: (848) 932-7178
Fax: (732) 932-7773
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.