Since more than 60 percent of
sport injuries occur during practice, coaches need to know how to respond to
injuries and provide appropriate first aid. Under the direction of the United
States Olympic Committee, the Red Cross Sport Safety Course was created to teach school and club sport coaches
how to be safe, capable, and effective first responders to injured athletes.
During this Gym.Net course, coaches learn to develop a plan for emergency procedures,
reduce the number of avoidable injuries, recognize serious and minor injuries;
provide proper, immediate care for common sports injuries, and respond to
OUT to Protect your athletes!
An injured athlete is every coach's fear. Whether you're working with
children or coaching this country's elite athletes, you feel responsible for
making sure your athletes are safe in practice and in competition.
But sports-related injuries can and do occur. Your best defense against
injury is a good offense -- and that means being prepared.
Now, there's a course to help you prevent, prepare for, and respond to
sports-related injuries and emergencies....
Sport Safety Training.
Team Up with
the leaders in sport safety training.
The American Red Cross and the United States Olympic Committee have joined
forces to develop an exciting course specifically for coaches like you --
coaches who want to keep their athletes safe.
The goals of Sport
Safety Training are simple:
- To keep athletes safer
- To enable coaches to prevent, prepare for, and respond to sports-related
- To raise awareness of safety issues in athletes
- To provide an atmosphere in which athletes can train and compete with
the confidence that their coach has taken a sport safety course
Be part of a WINNING
Sport Safety Training provides coaches with the basic first
aid skills and knowledge needed to care for athletic injuries.
This 6 1/2 to 7 hour course features video and classroom
instruction -- plus a handy reference book to use and keep with you during
competition and practices.
The course covers
96 pages, 91 illustrations
The in-class workbook has large, easy-to-read
skill sheets and in-class activities.
192 pages, 105 illustrations
This full-color, spiral bound handbook contains
injury prevention material and a step-by-step first-aid section
which shows how to treat injuries until help arrives.
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