For the 2019-2020 seasonal year, all coaches, trainers, managers and other team officials carded and present on the team sidelines must hold a valid coaching license or certificate. For the upcoming year, SJSL and SJGSL will grandfather in those coaches holding a NJYS State F (State Cert) ONLY if obtained prior to 12/31/2019, or a valid USSF National license (D or higher, Grassroots certificate NOT accepted) along with a certificate from the Rutgers (or similar) Sports Safety course. A league specific course has been designed for all new coaches and has been available since in July 2018.
ALL coaches must complete the Google form indicating that they hold a valid coaching license, and upload a copy of their license to coach in the Spring 2020 season. You do not have to take this course each season – once works! You also only need to upload the license once - there is no need to upload it each season. Please make sure all doc uploads are in PDF format.
PLEASE NOTE: The leagues have also developed a new Level 2 Coaching Education Course which all coaches are urged to attend but it is nor mandatory.
Applicants must be at least 16 years of age to attend the course. Applicants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at the field session.
special materials are necessary to attend the classroom portion. For the
field session, applicants are encouraged to wear comfortable attire, soccer
cleats or appropriate footwear, shin guards, and bring a size 5 soccer ball,
snacks and plenty to drink. Coaches are not required to participate, but
are encouraged to do so to fully experience the training provided.