Coaching Requirements

There are currently three requirements for individuals
who wish to coach sports in the Township of River Vale.

1- Concussion Certification
2- Rutgers SAFETY Certification
3- Background Check/Fingerprinting

Concussion Certification

This is a Pascack Valley Board of Education requirement, can be done online and takes 20-30 mins to complete.

You will be required to register on the site before you can take the course. Follow the prompts to get to the course itself.  It is free but you have to register and go through the "billing" process. Upon completion, make sure you print two copies of your certificate confirming completion. Keep one certificate for your own records and then drop the other copy of the certificate in an envelope at Town Hall Attn: Joanne Allgor.   A copy of the certificate is required to enable us to record your completion.


Rutgers SAFETY Certification

This is a NJ State requirement for all adults who want to coach children. The Program is offered in many towns locally.  Once complete, the Rutgers certification lasts a lifetime.

Background Check 

This is a requirement of the Township of River Vale. You will need to make an appointment for fingerprinting, which can be completed at a few locations, including Garfield, NJ and New City, NY.

The appointment must be made online. Please use 2F1J3Y as the Service Code for a volunteer, and Contributor Case # (Unique Identifier) as B11002.

A fee of $21.44 will be charged at the time of scheduling. Upon successful completion of the process, you will be notified by the league director of the sport for which you want to coach. Once complete, the background check lasts 3 years.