Youth Coaching Requirements

Dear Coach, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for volunteering your time to coach. Your effort and concern for the youth of our community is very much appreciated. Listed is the information you will need in order to complete your requirements to coach in the Town of New Castle. Please note that these requirements must be fulfilled before you are allowed to coach:

Town of New Castle coaching requirements:

  1. Submit a background check form to be cleared.
    1. Background Check: Must be completed in order to be cleared to coach any of the youth sports programs in town. Visit a secure website where you can fill out the clearance application. Note: There is a fee of $12.95 to process the application all information will be kept confidential.
  2. Become a member of New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and get certified in the sport you are interested in coaching.
    1. Coaches Certification: To join NYSCA as a coach, visit the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) website. You will be required to take 2 online courses - the general NYSCA course and the course for the sport you are coaching. After you have completed the sections you should forward it to your organizations training coordinator.
  3. Become certified in Concussion Awareness Training. Concussion Awareness is a requirement for anyone wishing to coach.
    1. NYSCA Members: Upon completion of the Online Clinic, you will have instant access to a personalized Member Area which is one of your member benefits. Within the Member Area you will be able to complete and add to your membership the NYSCA Concussion Awareness educational program.
      1. Under Additional Trainings section, click the Concussion Awareness feature.
      2. Non-NYSCA Members: visit the NAYS website.
      3. Select "Free Concussion Training" under the Resources tab at the top
      4. Click "Go to Free Training" under the for non-members section
      5. Register all required information. Be sure to note the youth sport organization name you are associated with.
      6. Once complete, print out the Certificate of Completion for tracking purposes
      7. Please call us with any questions at 914-238-7290.


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