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Coach Education Committee
Coaches Must be an Active Annual or Sustaining Life Member with a Clear Background Screen and Safe Sport Certificate
Mike Szrejter, Committee Chair, Florida
Ed Thibedeau, Vice Chair, Arkansas
Jason Morris, International & National Advisor, New York
George Weers, Illinois
Bill Myers, New York
Lynn Roethke, Wisconsin
Pete Mantel, Connecticut
Hayward Nishioka, ex officio, California
While there are a great many activities to accomplish and numerous objectives to be met, the USJA Coaching Education and Certification Committee has these main goals:
- Run clinics and training camps throughout the country to raise the technical skills of coaches and their athletes.
- Run a certification program of outstanding quality emphasizing a comprehensive approach to coaching.
Coaching Badge Procedure
Upon certification as a coach a coaching badge can be obtained by sending an e-mail to Michael Lucadamo at the USJA Headquarters with a small passport size head shot jpg. The badge is $25.00. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks to receive your badge.
Safe Sport Program
Please remember all coaches now must take and pass this on-line test. You may do this at your convenience. It takes between 2 and 3 hours total but can be completed in segments. Once you have completed the program, please send a copy of the certificate to the USJA Office. Please go to Safe Sport and click on the “Register” link under “Training” at the bottom of the page.