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Recreation Coaches - Medical-Safety

COMING SOON - NCYSA Sports Safety & First Aid Course!!

NCYSA's Sports Medicine Services Coordinator will present the NCYSA Sports Safety & First Aid Course for Recreation coaches and parents of our associations. This informational class is offered as community service to  prepare administrators, coaches and parents to help provide basic life-saving care until a professionally-certified responder such as EMS arrives on the scene as well as educate them on the critical role they may play in the health and safety of their players.

The  NCYSA Sports Safety & First Aid course will cover the following topics: 

  • First Aid Basics (including common injuries seen in soccer)
  • Emergency Action Plans – Best Practices Check List
  • How to respond if someone suffers from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (hands-only CRP/AED)
  • Head and Neck Injuries (including concussions in relation to US Soccer’s PDI involving heading)
  • Environmental precautions & conditions they may cause – lightning, extreme heat/cold
  • Player medical conditions you may need to be aware of and how you can help
  • Other player safety precautions (goal safety, field conditions, proper preventative practices)

The course may be offered at the 2021 Recreation Symposium at the NCYSA Soccer Symposium in Charlotte (January 22-24, 2021 - if there is interest), as well as at the Spring Recreation Regional Meetings and in conjunction with Recreation Roadshows. For more information on how to be a part of one these courses, please email Keri Jones.

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