SAFETY TRAINING Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it’s the only thing. - Albert Schweitzer
What keeps us SAFE? <ul><li>Written safety programs and slides like these do  not  make us safe.  </li></ul><ul><li>It’s o...
SAFETY <ul><li>Each of us here have been  given  authority by BSC to serve in some capacity. </li></ul><ul><li>But each of...
SAFETY <ul><li>Safety must be integrated into all aspects of what we do as part of everyday activities…  </li></ul>
How does SAFETY fit…? As Coaches, here are a few of the things we find ourselves concerned with… there’s more of course bu...
SAFETY and how we must align it with other BSC goals… What we must remember is to make safety a part of everything we do a...
Injury Prevention <ul><li>Our job is to prevent injuries, not to treat them.  Remember that.  Injury prevention is what it...
Injury Prevention <ul><li>If there is any doubt at all in your mind, never put the game ahead of a child’s well-being.  If...
Injury Prevention cont. <ul><li>Accidents are typically caused by  ‘behavior’, ‘conditions’, or a combination of both. </l...
Injury Prevention cont. <ul><li>We’ll talk about ways to help prevent ‘behavior’ based and ‘condition’ based accidents at ...
Volunteer Responsibilities… <ul><li>Comply with health & safety standards </li></ul><ul><li>Use information, equipment, an...
Club Responsibilities <ul><li>Carry accident insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared for incidents </li></ul><ul><li>Promo...
BSC General Safety Guidelines: <ul><li>Designate team parents to do a routine check of practice and playing fields to reme...
Safety Guidelines (cont.)… <ul><li>During threatening weather, make sure parents remain with their vehicles at practice an...
Safety Guidelines (cont.)… <ul><li>Notify BSC immediately of any serious incident, such as threats of bodily harm, fightin...
Supplemental Accident Insurance <ul><li>Bollinger  provides all SAY members with Accidental Medical Insurance, featuring a...
Supplemental Accident Insurance <ul><li>Even though you may already have adequate health insurance coverage, this policy o...
First Aid items to have… <ul><li>Accident prevention is what we do, but things do happen.  So for minor injury, you should...
Minor First Aid & AED <ul><ul><li>Wash small cuts and abrasions with soap and water and keep them clean and dry.  Alcohol ...
Minor First Aid & AED (cont.) <ul><ul><li>When applying an ice pack to a strain or bruise, make sure it is first wrapped i...
Wellness <ul><li>‘ Those who think they have no time for exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.’ </l...
Severe Weather <ul><li>A little rain is OK to play in however if there is…  </li></ul><ul><li>Lightning – clear the field ...
Severe Weather <ul><li>A severe storm – seek shelter </li></ul><ul><li>A tornado warning – seek shelter </li></ul><ul><li>...
Cold Weather <ul><li>Below 60 degrees, encourage warm-ups to be worn (and during practice/games if need be) </li></ul><ul>...
Heat Stress <ul><li>In warm to hot weather players will experience some level of heat ‘discomfort’ during games.  What we ...
Heat Stress (cont.) <ul><li>Urge your players to hydrate before, during, and after practice and games. </li></ul><ul><li>S...
Wrap-up... <ul><li>There’s lots to consider, but we all need to understand the potential hazards that exist in our game an...
Thank you! <ul><li>You’ve just completed our safety orientation!  </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer coaches represent the best o...
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2012 Brookside Soccer Coaches' Safety Presentation

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2012 Brookside Soccer Coaches' Safety Presentation

  1. 1. SAFETY TRAINING Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it’s the only thing. - Albert Schweitzer
  2. 2. What keeps us SAFE? <ul><li>Written safety programs and slides like these do not make us safe. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s our attitude about safety and the ‘actions’ we take that make us safe. </li></ul>
  3. 3. SAFETY <ul><li>Each of us here have been given authority by BSC to serve in some capacity. </li></ul><ul><li>But each of us must take responsibility for doing what we have been given authority to do safely . </li></ul>
  4. 4. SAFETY <ul><li>Safety must be integrated into all aspects of what we do as part of everyday activities… </li></ul>
  5. 5. How does SAFETY fit…? As Coaches, here are a few of the things we find ourselves concerned with… there’s more of course but these should look familiar. Sportsmanship Practice/Game Positive Coaching
  6. 6. SAFETY and how we must align it with other BSC goals… What we must remember is to make safety a part of everything we do and to consider safety before, during, and after starting a practice or game. Safety Sportsmanship Practice/Game Positive Coaching
  7. 7. Injury Prevention <ul><li>Our job is to prevent injuries, not to treat them.  Remember that.  Injury prevention is what it’s all about.  </li></ul>
  8. 8. Injury Prevention <ul><li>If there is any doubt at all in your mind, never put the game ahead of a child’s well-being. If there is any question about playing an injured player, don’t . </li></ul><ul><li>- excerpt from John Ouellette, AYSO National Coach (August ‘09) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Injury Prevention cont. <ul><li>Accidents are typically caused by ‘behavior’, ‘conditions’, or a combination of both. </li></ul><ul><li>Most are caused by ‘behavior’. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Injury Prevention cont. <ul><li>We’ll talk about ways to help prevent ‘behavior’ based and ‘condition’ based accidents at the coaches meeting. </li></ul><ul><li>Both require your effort. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Volunteer Responsibilities… <ul><li>Comply with health & safety standards </li></ul><ul><li>Use information, equipment, and methods or procedures adopted for players protection </li></ul><ul><li>Do not create hazards </li></ul><ul><li>Do not interfere with the safety or safeguarding efforts of others </li></ul><ul><li>Report any unsafe conditions and take appropriate action to correct them </li></ul>
  12. 12. Club Responsibilities <ul><li>Carry accident insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared for incidents </li></ul><ul><li>Promote a safe and healthful environment for practice and games </li></ul><ul><li>Provide training and information on potential safety hazards that we may be exposed to </li></ul>
  13. 13. BSC General Safety Guidelines: <ul><li>Designate team parents to do a routine check of practice and playing fields to remedy unsafe conditions (glass, debris, holes, obstructions, etc.). </li></ul><ul><li>Inspect goals for potential hazards (sharp edges, damage, stability, etc.). </li></ul><ul><li>Inform parents and bystanders to be alert for developing hazards during the course of practice or games such as unchained dogs, bicycles, bystanders behind goal nets, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>At games & practice always know the location of the nearest medical center: have a cell phone available and call 911 if an emergency. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Safety Guidelines (cont.)… <ul><li>During threatening weather, make sure parents remain with their vehicles at practice and/or games. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that minor first-aid supplies and ice are available during practice and games. </li></ul><ul><li>If bleeding occurs, dispose of all contaminated materials (best effort should be made to eliminate the possibility that others may come in contact with such materials). </li></ul><ul><li>Keep an extra jersey on hand in the event a player’s jersey gets bloodied yet they are OK to return to play. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Safety Guidelines (cont.)… <ul><li>Notify BSC immediately of any serious incident, such as threats of bodily harm, fighting, hospitalization, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Inform your team parents that BSC carries supplemental accident insurance through SAY. </li></ul><ul><li>Obtain ‘return to play’ forms for any seriously injured player, keep a copy for your players’ file and submit a copy to BSC. </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain the recommended adult to child supervision ratio of 1:8 or less. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Supplemental Accident Insurance <ul><li>Bollinger provides all SAY members with Accidental Medical Insurance, featuring a $100 deductible and a $50,000 limit. This insurance will respond for medical costs incurred for injuries sustained while participating in any SAY sanctioned event. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Supplemental Accident Insurance <ul><li>Even though you may already have adequate health insurance coverage, this policy offers additional accident coverage and is included in the membership fees. </li></ul><ul><li>To learn more or to file a claim, go to www.saysoccer.org and under the ‘Administrators’ tab select ‘Insurance’ (or go to www.bollingersoccer.com directly). </li></ul>
  18. 18. First Aid items to have… <ul><li>Accident prevention is what we do, but things do happen. So for minor injury, you should have a basic first-aid kit at all practices and games. A basic first-aid kit will contain the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Adhesive bandage strips (10 each) </li></ul><ul><li>Adhesive bandages (3 large and 3 medium) </li></ul><ul><li>Antiseptic wipes (5 each) </li></ul><ul><li>Cotton balls or 2x2 gauze (10 each) </li></ul><ul><li>Elastic wraps (2 each) </li></ul><ul><li>Individual first-aid cream packets </li></ul><ul><li>Non-latex gloves (2 pair) </li></ul><ul><li>Mouth rescue breather (1 each) </li></ul><ul><li>Instant cold pack </li></ul>
  19. 19. Minor First Aid & AED <ul><ul><li>Wash small cuts and abrasions with soap and water and keep them clean and dry. Alcohol and hydrogen peroxide do little to prevent infection and may actually delay healing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Punctures through the soles of shoes/cleats have a higher risk of infection. All punctures should be tended by a Doctor immediately. </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Minor First Aid & AED (cont.) <ul><ul><li>When applying an ice pack to a strain or bruise, make sure it is first wrapped in a towel to prevent frostbite to the wounded area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) is kept on-site during all games and is self-instructing. </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Wellness <ul><li>‘ Those who think they have no time for exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.’ </li></ul><ul><li>Physical wellness is your ability to apply your knowledge, behavior, attitude, and skills toward achieving personal health and fitness goals (via sound nutrition, exercise, and safety in everyday life). </li></ul><ul><li>Share these ideals with your players. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage players to stretch, exercise often, eat right, and get enough sleep – use easy concepts to make your point and mix up your post-game snacks ! </li></ul>
  22. 22. Severe Weather <ul><li>A little rain is OK to play in however if there is… </li></ul><ul><li>Lightning – clear the field and wait for 30 minutes after the last lightning to return </li></ul><ul><li>Most people are struck by lightning before and after storms have peaked, not at the height of a storm.  Lightning often strikes miles from the area of rain.  Be aware of how far lightning can strike from its originating thunderstorm. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Severe Weather <ul><li>A severe storm – seek shelter </li></ul><ul><li>A tornado warning – seek shelter </li></ul><ul><li>And when tornado warnings sound – be prepared . Practice what you would do with parents and players. It will help reduce the panic during an actual event. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Cold Weather <ul><li>Below 60 degrees, encourage warm-ups to be worn (and during practice/games if need be) </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid static stretching; do more dynamic stretching before practice & games (spend a few minutes extra when it’s cold) </li></ul><ul><li>Wear knit hats and gloves </li></ul>
  25. 25. Heat Stress <ul><li>In warm to hot weather players will experience some level of heat ‘discomfort’ during games. What we need to do is to help prevent ‘heat disorder’. </li></ul><ul><li>Heat stress is also more dangerous in team environments. People starting to feel ill do not want to let the team down. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Heat Stress (cont.) <ul><li>Urge your players to hydrate before, during, and after practice and games. </li></ul><ul><li>Signs of heat-related illness can include confusion, delirium, or loss of consciousness. </li></ul><ul><li>Heat stroke is serious – it gets progressively worse - never hesitate to seek prompt medical attention if someone is showing signs. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Wrap-up... <ul><li>There’s lots to consider, but we all need to understand the potential hazards that exist in our game and practice areas. </li></ul><ul><li>You are the leaders out there. You represent BSC. Therefore, we promote sportsmanship and safe behavior and we help maintain safe conditions. </li></ul><ul><li>The ‘guidelines’ just discussed are posted on our website. </li></ul><ul><li>Do your part to promote the safety and well-being of all: players, spectators, and non-spectators. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Thank you! <ul><li>You’ve just completed our safety orientation! </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer coaches represent the best of what Brookside Soccer offers. This is your Club, you are now the face of BSC to many others. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for volunteering. </li></ul>

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