Coaching Requirements

Updated Monday October 6, 2014 by OBBA.

Little or no experience necessary.  OBBA will provide support an guidance for all new coaches considering to volunteer. OBBA depends on parent volunteers who take the tima and make the effort to make a difference for the kids.

Required Training: Proof of attendance must be provided to the league.

Recommended Training



-- Rutgers SAFETY Clinic

The Rutgers SAFETY Clinic is a one time 3 hour course that meets all of the requirements of NJ's "Little League Law" that protects volunteer coaches from lawsuits. The Law extends partial civil liabilty immunity provided that they have attend a safety training class that is a minimum of 3 hours long and covers the topics listed below. The course is not sport specific and will provide a lifetime certification for any sport.  The topics covered in the course are:

  • Legal Aspects of Coaching
  • Psychological Aspects of Coaching
  • General Coaching Concepts
  • Training and Conditioning Athletes
  • Medical/First Aid Aspects of Coaching

OBBA is hosting a clinic on Nov 13, 2014.

Register on the website using "Camps and Clinics" registration

Click here for additional currently scheduled clinics


-- Heads Up” on Concussion

The CDC has created a free online courses for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, and athletes that provide important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion. Heads Up Concussion In Youth Sports

-- Basic First Aid

Coaches should have the basic first aid skills to treat anything from small cuts and bruises to knowing what do do in the case of more serious injuries Parents and players count on the coach as the first responder to know first aid and to not hesitate in the face of an emergency. There are many courses available online or as a class that can be found. Here is one offered by the American Red Cross ... ARC First Aid Training