Coach's new Safety course
Coach's new Safety course
Per email from Julian Tackett
Thanks in no small part to the help of the member Doctors of the Kentucky Medical Association and their sports medicine partners, the Certified Athletic Trainers from the Kentucky Athletic Trainers Society, we are please to be able to roll out the new Sports First Aid Course for Kentucky High School Athletic Association member schools. The courses are completely online and may be viewed by the public or may be viewed for credit by member school coaches.
Complete instructions are listed below.
Keep in mind that this new requirement, stemming from the passage of HB383 by the 2009 Kentucky General Assembly, is for ALL coaches (head or assistant) at KHSAA member schools by the conclusion of the 2009-2010 school year. For the start of the 2009-2010 school year, the legislation requires at least one person who has completed the course, or one person who is legally able to teach the course (a Doctor, Certified Trainer, D.O., Registered Nurse or Physical Therapist admitted to practice in Kentucky), to be present for the entirety of any practice or competition involving Kentucky high schools. Therefore, we anticipate most schools sending all coaches through the course immediately to avoid having to shut down activities in mid-stream if the sole qualified individual is unable to attend a practice or contest. The 2009-2010 provision is solely to allow a phase in period for all coaches to have completed the course.
This requirement is totally separate from the required Medical Symposium for head coaches, and should not be confused in terms of regulatory requirements. Please contact our office if you have any questions throughout the process.
DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT YOU WANT CREDIT
Each time you access the page, the system will ask if you are simply viewing or taking for credit
This course is available to the public who may view any module in its entirety
Coaches desiring credit however, must select that they are taking the course for credit
Select the appropriate circle by clicking your mouse
YOU MUST HAVE SOUND ENABLED ON YOUR COMPUTER THROUGH SPEAKERS OR HEADPHONES TO FULLY VIEW THE COURSE MODULES
What do you think about it?
I have not had a chance to sit down and take the course. We already do most of what appears on it in the medical symposium. It appears to be an overreaction to the horrible event from last fall at PRP.
Originally Posted by sweet16
The course isn't bad. The good thing is ... it basically forces you to pay attention--which isn't something that you really need to do during the Medical Symposium.
There are some times when the doctors who are speaking have no apparent clue who their audience is (meaning--they don't realize that they are not talking to other doctors--they are talking to coaches). Meaning--there are a lot of things that need to be put into terms that are more common to the average person. But ... you can figure it out. A few more graphic visualizations would definitely help explain things as well. But again--I know they were in a hurry to get this out. So overall .. it is a pretty good starting point.
Once they get a chance to tweak it ... it will be a lot better. (Which I hope they do). We are already (and have been for an extended period of time) really careful with the athletes in our program ... but there were some items that made me stop and rethink how we do certain things. So overall .. not bad.
I have not had a chance to look at it but honestly, I expect this to be mostly aimed at football and the like and not have much aimed at what I need to do as a golf coach. Sorta like the medical symposiums, that go over all the football issues, touch on basketball issues, address some baseball but never in the double digit years I have been going have ever said something directly related to golf.
Originally Posted by quickslick
I am a head cross country coach "before" I am an assistant football coach .... and for the first time (compared to the symposiums).. I felt like it was directed at more than just football.
Originally Posted by ladiesbballcoach
With that said .. there were many times where it was completely directed at football .... but .. there were actually a few mentions of golf in the presentation.
At the end of the day ... you are fortunate that you have a little smaller range for risk with golf compared to other sports. However .. I could still see where heat related issues are something that you would have a great deal of concern about.