New Providence Soccer Club is dedicated to the promotion and organization of youth soccer at both the recreational and competitive level. The Club is committed to the development of its players and coaches in order to allow them to reach their fullest pot

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Coach License: NJYS F License at minimum for all coaches regardless of league.
Coaches for MNJ teams MUST have an F license or higher. Classes are offered by New Jersey Youth Soccer and fill up quickly.
Concussion Training: Short online course with a printable certification at the end. You need to bring keep this certification with you when you coach.

Coach Background Checks - starting Spring 2012
The New Providence Soccer Club will be instituting background checks for all coaches this spring in a partnership with NP Recreation and NPPAL to ensure the safety of all children in New Providence programs.

National Security Assurance, LLC (NSA), an industry-leading consumer reporting agency, has been chosen to run background checks on all volunteer coaches. The process is completed online in a matter of hours, and Recreation is informed of the pass/fail status. Results are sent to Recreation to insure confidentiality. Candidates with adverse results will have the opportunity to dispute the data in the case of an error on their record and appeal to a panel.

Recreation coaches for the 2011/12-basketball season have already completed the process. The background checks are free due to a grant from the Summit Area Public Foundation secured by Recreation.

If you completed the process as a Recreation Basketball coach or as a coach for the upcoming Recreation Baseball/Softball/T-Ball season, you do not have to complete it again. The background checks are free due to a grant from the Summit Area Public Foundation secured by Recreation.

Please see the attached document for the Background Policy and Procedures and follow the instructions outlined on the third page.

To begin the background check process, please link to


  • Click “New Providence NJ Coaches” in the left hand column under "orders".
  • Enter “newprovidence” as the user name and “coach” as the password.
  • Follow the screen instructions.

Please check your emails, as American Background, NSA’s industry partner, will be sending you further instructions on how to complete the process.

If you have difficulty please email or call our NSA contact, Marlene Meier, for assistance @ or 973-376-3330 (W).

For those interested in becoming a referee, there are courses posted on the website.
Referee courses are graded.  

The Grade 9 course is a one day course for those who wish to ref recreation games (NPSC Micro).To become a recreation ref, you must be at least 14 years old and pass the Grade 9 course. Once license is obtained, contact NPSC at to express your interest in refereeing micro games. Note: Effective 2013 the mininimum age for grade 9 changed from 12 yrs to 14 yrs.

The Grade 8 course is a three day course for those who wish to ref travel games.  (MNJ and Intercounty League games).To become a travel ref, you must be at least 16 years old and pass the Grade 8 course. Once license is obtained, contact MNJ and IC leagues  Note: Effective 2013 the mininimum age for grade 8 changed from 14 yrs to 16 yrs.

Below is the link to the NJ State Referee website to register. Classes fill up quickly. Check back often.


NPSC Skills Development Program (1st and 2nd grades) Referees - (grade 9 license required, see above)

See link for intructions for officiating NPSC Micro League games.
Micro Referee Instructions

Please note that these "Officiating Rules" are guidelines. At this young age, some modifications may be made at the discretion of the UK Trainers and/or the referee, given the game / player circumstances - as these games are designed to be intructional.

Remember what is most important is to control the game for the safety of the players, while helping to teach them the game.

Contact with any questions.

Thank you!