Coaches Certification (NJYSA)
All Wood-Ridge Sport Head Coaches are required to successfully complete an AED/CPR class. The classes will be held at the Firehouse on Humboldt Street in Wood-Ridge. Cost is $40 (not reimbursed, payable in advance to Wood-Ridge Emergency Squad) to schedule an appointment, please contact Jacki at the Recreation Office. Class space is limited and early registration is advised.
Sports Concussions: The New Jersey legislature adopted NJSA18A:-41.4 and .5 requiring organizations using BOE facilities to comply with the BOE’s sports concussion program. This includes municipal recreational programs. The MEL Web site (NJMEL.org) has a link to a model on line program designed by the CDC to assist members comply with this requirement. The system will print a certificate when a coach, referee or other sports official successfully completes the on line course. Towns should require that these certificates be submitted and filed to establish that the course has been completed.
Background Check & Fingerprints
Not sure if you require a background check? Contact the Recreation Office and we will let you know if your coaching certification/clearance is up to date!
If you plan to coach a Wood-Ridge Recreation sponsored sport, you must be a certified coach and you must have been cleared by Instant Verification via fingerprints or background check(see ordinance #2009-22 - below).
Please make sure that if you have not been fingerprinted, you must make your appointment and be fingerprinted prior to your certification date (see below). Please follow instructions listed below.
The dates for the 2018 Coaches Certification Classes are as follows:
Monday, March 26th
Monday, July 16th
Monday, July 30th
Monday, November 19th
If you want to coach, please plan accordingly and make sure you are cleared. Don't wait until the last minute.
Instructions for Fingerprinting for Wood-Ridge Volunteer Coaches
Please note: There is a $25.00 due at the time of fingerprinting. This will generate a credit that you can use on any future recreation sponsored sport registrations within the Borough of Wood-Ridge.
Step #1- Logon/Go to www.instantverificationinc.com
Step #2 – Click on the fingerprint on the right side of the page
Instant Verification will receive the results of your background check in approximately 10 days. You will be contacted if you have not been cleared to coach. If this occurs, please refer to Borough of Wood-Ridge Ordinance #2009-22.
When your photo id card is ready it will be posted on the website and you can pick it up in the Recreation Office.