All coaches must complete concussion training prior to the Fall Season.
As a volunteer coach who has an interest in sport safety, you are probably well aware of the recent news regarding concussions in sports. New laws have made it mandatory for schools as well as towns to provide their coaches and athletes with educational information as well as concussion plans that are to be put in place for the player’s safety.
In response to state laws and the requirements for the use of facilities, the River Edge Recreation Commission has established a Concussion and other Head Injury Policy which requires all volunteer coaches to be trained in the prevention and treatment of sports-related concussions and other head injuries among student athletes. If you live in Oradell and are a Coach, you still need to be certified.
This requirement may be satisfied by completing a program called Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports – the online concussion training for coaches through the Center for Disease Control at www.cdc.gov/concussion/headsup/online_training.html
and, upon completion, submitting the Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports
certificate of completion to the RDSA President by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), or by US Mail addressed to RDSA, P.O. Box 251, River Edge, NJ 07661. The certificates must be submitted to the River Edge Recreation Commission before the start of the season. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation!