Coaching Requirements

Updated Thursday August 16, 2018 by Old Bridge Basketball.

Spend quality time with your child and bring joy to a team by teaching athletes the fundamentals in the game of basketball. While we prefer volunteers with knowledge of the game, little or no experience is required, as Old Bridge Basketball will provide you with training and all the equipment needed for the season. Old Bridge Basketball depends greatly on parent volunteers who are willing to give their time and effort to make a difference in the lives of young athletes in our community. Again, training is provided. VOLUNTEER TODAY!!!

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" which protects volunteer coaches from lawsuits. The Law extends partial civil liability immunity provided that coaches have attended a safety training class that is a minimum of 3-hours in length 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

Click here for all other currently scheduled clinics.

-- "Heads Up" on Concussion

The CDC has created a free online course, 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 to do in cases 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. Here is one offered by the American Red Cross ... ARC First Aid Training