Howell Soccer Club

Risk Management

Howell Soccer Club provides and maintains the upmost safe environment for players and members. In order to do this, the club has a comprehensive risk management program that complies with federal, state, local, and governing association policies. For more information on the program, see below.

Step 1: Fingerprinting

Pursuant to Howell Township Ordinance 0-02-20, Howell Soccer Club is required to have all coaches and assistant coaches undergo a criminal background check before being assigned a coaching position.

If you have been fingerprinted for another Howell youth sports program and your background check is still valid until a date after June 11, 2016, you do not have to complete the process at this time. To verify if you are in an approved status please visit the Howell Township Website and search for your name. If you have been fingerprinted in the last 6 months you can also check the Instant Verification website, click on Howell and then scroll down and click on the 'Please Click Here' link under the Approved List.

If you have not been fingerprinted for a Howell youth sports program or your background check has expired or will expire before the end of the season (06/11/2016) you must:

  1. Download and complete the Universal Fingerprint Form (form posted 3/30/16). Enter N11007 in Box #7.
  2. Schedule an appointment at a Morpho Track Location.
  3. Fingerprinting Instructions are available.

Results will be routed to Instant Verification where they will be posted on a site for our review. For questions, please contact our Director of Operations.

Please note that Howell Township Ordiance does not allow for the organization to pay for/reimburse the submitter for the background check. After completion of the appointment, please submit the following to the Director of Operations:

(1) Completed Universal Fingerprint Form
(2) Receipt to prove attendance of the appointment.

Step 2: Concussion Training

NJ State law mandates youth coaches receive concussion training before working with youth. All certificates must be on file with Howell Soccer Club and/or NJ Youth Soccer prior to coaching. In order to complete the concussion training, please go to

Upon completion, please upload the certificate to your coach account on US Soccer Connect. You may log-in here:

Step 3: NJ Little League Law/Coach Certificate

NJ Little League Law, "provides volunteer athletic coaches, managers, and officials for non profit sports teams or teams in league affiliated with county or municipal recreation department with immunity from liability unless willful, wanton, or grossly negligent." This is only available to coaches who have taken a sanctioned safety course.

Coaches who wish to undergo training to comply with this standard may take a NJ Youth Soccer State Certificate course or a Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. course.

*Howell Soccer Club does not reimburse coaches for this expense.