WMSC has scheduled a Rutgers SAFETY Clinic for September 10, 2014 at the Garabrant Center from 630-930pm. In order to be a volunteer on the field helping children, the State of New Jersey requires you to take this course.
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 the Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. 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 include:
Legal Aspects of Coaching
Psychological Aspects of Coaching
General Coaching Concepts
Training and Condition Athletes
Medical/First Aid Aspects of Coaching
If you have already taken the course, you should have a card. If you have not and are planning on being on the field to help with your child's team, you must take the course. If you would like to take the course on 9/10 please contact me asap to register.
Monday evening pick-up soccer for WMSC Travel players is starting Monday, June 23rdand running every Monday through August 25th. You do not have to come every week -- just come whenever you can. Details:
Dates: Mondays starting on June 23 and running through August 25
Time: 7-8:30 pm
Place: Ralston Field (4+ fields broken up into age-group games).
Parent coaches from WMSC will be on-hand to supervise, however, this is not a clinic, just time to play! All players are expected to exhibit good sportsmanship, shared game time, and balanced play.
Please make sure to send your child with plenty of water, cleats, shin guards and a WHITE shirt. Parents must be prepared to pick up their child by 8:25 pm and must make sure that their child has the cell phone number of the person picking them up in case of early dismissal, inclement weather or injury.
There is no cost for the program and we cannot guarantee how many players will show each week, but we usually have more than 50 -- enough to run 6v6 games or better in most age groupings. Depending on turnout for a given session, age groups may be combined (e.g., U8-9, U10-11, U12-above). It's a wonderful opportunity for your child to improve their soccer skills and have a great time with other WMSC Travel players.
Any parent coaches willing to volunteer should contact Leslie Taylor or Doon Wintz.