New Jersey Little League Law and NAYS

New Jersey Little League Law and NAYS

1/22/2021

Since the late 1980s, New Jersey Statute 2A:62A 6 et seq., known as the Little League Law, has provided volunteer coaches with partial immunity from liability. The law only protects coaches who have participated in a safety orientation and training skills program. The requirements of the safety orientation and skills training program are stated in Little League Law P.L. 1988, Chapter 87 (NJSA C.2A:62A 6) and CHAPTER 52 1.1- 1.6 Volunteer Coaches' Safety Orientation and Training Skills Programs Minimum Standards.

For decades, youth sports organizations in New Jersey have partnered with the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) to educate coaches and meet the requirements of the Little League Law by offering the NAYS Coach Training & Membership program, formerly known as National Youth Sports Coaches Association or NYSCA. Organizations include parks & recreation departments, independent youth sports leagues, schools, Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCAs/YWCAs, Police Athletic Leagues, faith-based programs, military-affiliated programs, and other service groups.

NAYS Coach Training not only covers all required safety training and injury prevention topics, it also covers working with parents; motivating kids; building confidence; instilling good sportsmanship; nutrition and hydration; how to teach the basic skills and fundamentals of the sport they are coaching; as well as effective drills to use during their practices. After completing the NAYS Coach Training, coaches activate their NAYS membership, which includes a $1,000,000 excess liability insurance policy; access to member-only coaching resources and supplemental coach trainings; SportingKid Live!; a member e-newsletter; a member ID card; and corporate partners discounts.

Please contact nays@nays.org or call 1-800-688-5437 with questions.

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