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Interested in Coaching?

RYSI is always looking for new coaches. We appreciate all the time and effort you put into making our program outstanding.  There are requirements for all new coaches and seasoned veterans.   Please see the information on what is required to be an RYSI coach. Once you have read the requirements below, please log into your account and click on "MY ACCOUNT" (upper right hand corner of the home page), press on VOLUNTEERS and then add/remove volunteer role.  

  • (Required)  Coaches Awareness and Safety Packet:  All RYSI coaches are required to read and understand the content of the Coaches Awareness and Safety Packet. Coupled with this the coach must fill out a Volunteer Application where they will also agree to the have read the Coaches Awareness and Safety Packet. 

  • (Required)  Rutgers Safety Training:  REMINDER! All coaches in Bernards Township must be RUTGERS certified to coach.This is the one training that RYSI does not pay for. It is a three hour course and is good for a lifetime. Once the course is completed please submit a copy of your  certificate to RYSI. To sign up for this course,  please visit the Rutgers website at

  • (Required) Coaches Background Screening:  Ridge Youth Sports has taken important steps to ensure the highest level of safety within our programs - for the youth participants and also for you, who make the programs successful. One of these steps is the implementation of a standardized approach to background screening for our coaches through the National Center for Safety Initiatives. This includes a comprehensive background screening using the Center’s Check it Twice™ product and a simple “Red Light/Green Light” clearance report issued in accordance with the Recommended Guidelines® published by the National Council of Youth Sports. This is part of a national movement towards the standardization of safety programs for youth-serving organizations in this country.  RYSI has worked with National Center for Safety Initiatives to ensure that this process is convenient, secure and confidential.  To register, go to .  Set up an account and follow the simple directions.  It will say USA Football, but it is for all sports.
  • (Required) CDC Heads Up:  Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports is a free,  online course available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion. It features interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics and interactive exercises, and compelling storytelling to help you recognize a concussion and know how to respond if you think that your athlete might have a concussion. Click on for more information.   Once you complete the training and quiz, please print out a certificate and send a copy to RYSI.  This course will help you understand a concussion and the potential consequences of this injury, recognize concussion signs and symptoms and how to respond,  learn about steps for returning to activity (play and school) after a concussion and focus on prevention and preparedness to help keep athletes safe season-to-season. Bernards Township requires that all coaches take a concussion course if they completed their Rutgers SAFETY Training prior to July 2011. The Updated Rutgers  Training Courses include information and training on how to recognize, protect and recover from concussions. Bernards Township only requires that a concussion test be taken once and is good for a life time. 

  • (Required for all Lacrosse Coaches):  US Lacrosse Membership All RYSI lacrosse coaches are required have a current membership with US Lacrosse for insurance purposes. The cost is $50 and you can enroll or renew at  Please make sure to select "Ridge Youth Sports" as your organization when completing your membership or renewal. We have approval to reimburse coaches for this $50 annual fee for US Lacrosse registration/renewal!  Specific details will be emailed to coaches.

  • (Required for Head Coaches, Recommended for all others) AED/CPR Training:  Ridge Youth Sports provides safety training courses for our coaches which are run through Corporate Medical Emergency Training, LLC. Classes are  paid for and set up throughout the year for our coaches for every sport. The training provides you with a certification in AED, CPR, and Basic First Aid. The certification lasts for 2 years and will need to be renewed prior to its expiration to continue to coach.
    •   Please familiarize yourself with the Emergency Action Plans (EAPs) for the fields you will be coaching at.  They can be found by clicking here or on our website under the SAFETY & SPORTSMANSHIP tab.


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Basking Ridge, New Jersey 07920

Phone: 908-766-1311
Email: [email protected]

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