Volunteer Requirements

2021

These are the requirements that each manager, coach, or other volunteer must have met if they plan to be on the field or in the dugout with the players:

 

Training

Training
Format

Cost

Location

Valid For

Volunteer Validation

Rutgers SAFETY Course

Online

$35

https://youthsports.rutgers.edu/courses/list/

Lifetime

Send copy of certification card to:
mtbasafety@gmail.com

Background Check &
Abuse Prevention Training

Online

$25.50

https://www.baberuthleague.org/background-checks.aspx

2 years

N/A - Results get automatically sent to MTBA

Concussion Education

Online

Free

https://nfhslearn.com/courses/concussion-in-sports-2

1 year

Send copy of course completion certificate to:
mtbasafety@gmail.com

 

Rutgers SAFETY Training

  • Use the link above to view the course offerings and register
  • This is a 3-hour course only given on certain dates at certain times (i.e. not on-demand like the abuse prevention training and concussion education), so if you need this training then please check the schedule and register ASAP as seats are limited (we have heard that as of today there are many openings still available for the March 18th offering)  [the price noted above reflects what it was last year for the in-person class, it may be slightly different this year]
  • With the in-person classes in the past (online is new this year due to COVID-19) each attendee would receive a certification card; it is not clear how that confirmation of course completion will be handled with the online training, but whatever the confirmation is (email, virtual certification card, physical card they mail or you can print, etc.) that is what will need to be sent to the mtbasafety@gmail.com for the MTBA to record as meeting this requirement; please put “Rutgers SAFETY certification for <your name>” in the subject line of that email
  • NOTE: If you have previously completed this course then you do not to send us a copy of the certification again

 

Background Check & Abuse Prevention Training

  • If you completed this in the previous year you do not need to go through it again this year as it is valid for two years
  • Use the link above to access the site; on that page, click the "Please click here to begin your Babe Ruth League required background screening and abuse prevention training" link near the top to start the process
  • Create a new account or sign in if you already have an account using the links at the bottom of that page
  • Follow the prompts to submit your info for the background check (approx. 5 minutes); when needed, select "Mid Atlantic Region" and "Monroe Township Babe Ruth" for our organization
  • Proceed to the abuse prevention course (approx. 75 minutes, with a test at the end requiring a minimum score of 70% correct to pass and be approved)

 

Concussion Education

  • This course highlights the impact of sports-related concussion on athletes, teaches how to recognize a suspected concussion, and provides protocols to manage a suspected concussion with steps to help players return to play safely after a concussion.
  • Use the link above to access the site
  • Click the "Sign In" link in the upper right; sign in or create an account if you don't have one
  • After signing in, select your state and click the 'Order Course' button
  • Follow the prompts to complete the transaction
  • Once checkout is complete, click the 'Go To My Courses' button that will appear on the receipt page
  • Complete the course; once completed, download a copy of your certificate and send to mtbasafety@gmail.com with subject line "Concussion course cert for <your name>"