Coach Requirements | Warren Youth Basketball Association


All coaches (including high school) that are 18 years old prior to or on April 1, 2023 must complete the requirements below.  Those coaches that will not be 18 years old by April 1, 2023 are strongly encouraged to complete the requirements.





Register Online -

  • Coaches must register each season - click here

RUTGERS Safety Course 

  • Coaches must complete the RUTGERS Safety course.  This is a one-time certification and is applicable if you were certified from another sport. If you are a new coach, please e-mail a copy of your Rutgers certification card to Please note online course certification will be accepted this time.

  • Strongly encouraged for High School coaches

  • To locate a Rutgers Safety course - click here


CPR/AED Certified – 

  • All coaches must be certified every two years. Your CPR certification must be valid through the end of the season. Please e-mail a copy of the new or updated CRP certification card to Please note online course certification will be accepted at this time.

  • Strongly encouraged for High School coaches

  • To find a local CPR/AED class - click here or Red Cross



  • Fingerprinting is MANDATORY for all adult coaches. This is a one-time certification as long as you have been fingerprinted after 2009. Please note that fingerprinting from other towns or agencies will not be accepted by the Warren Township Recreation Department.   For instructions on fingerprinting please see the Warren Township site by clicking here

Background check

  • This is an annual requirement that must be completed prior to each winter basketball season.

  • To submit your background check -  click here 

  • Results of your background check are kept confidential.


Concussion Training -

  • All coaches must complete online concussion training annually

  • Strongly encouraged for High School coaches

  • To access the concussion training site - click here

  • After completing the training, you will receive an e-mail certification. Please forward this e-mail to


High School Coaches -

  • WYBA allows for high school students to participate as coaches 

  • All high school coaches must have a fully certified adult coach as a coach on their team

  • This adult coach MUST be present at all practices and games


Any questions, please direct them to: Bernie Duque, Director of Safety at  

  • Proof of requirements is required prior to the first game

  • WYBA will reimburse coaches for requirement registration fees

  • Please scan & e-mail copies of all certifications or receipts for reimbursement to: or mail to: Warren Youth Basketball Association, PO Box 4533, Warren, New Jersey 07059