Background checks are required for all BAA Coaches. Each team is to have the BAA Behavior Guidance Sheet reviewed and signed by all players and parents before they are to practice.
Coaches – This is a “Free Online Concussion Training for Coaches“. This is required for all Coaches and Assistant coaches in any sports where there may be potential for a concussion during regular play. (all sports except golf and track).
This required training will require you to watch videos and complete a quiz. It should take about 50 minutes to complete.
This course will help you:
- Understand a concussion and the potential consequences of this injury,
- Recognize concussion signs and symptoms and how to respond,
- Learn about steps for returning to activity (play and school) after a concussion, and
- Focus on prevention and preparedness to help keep athletes safe season-to-season.
After successfully completing this course please print or save the certificate at the end of the training and send to your director as evidence of completion. Please send a copy to your sport director and to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHO NEEDS to Complete this Course: Training is required for all coaches, assistant coaches, and directors. Those who do not complete the training are not eligible to coach.
WHEN: All training will need to be completed prior to any practices or games.
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Concussion Related Material
Brain Health – What every coach and parent should know
Counterpoint – Call to ban football collides with the facts Here are the real dangers to youth: guns, cars, alcohol, drugs and inactivity/obesity. Football isn’t even the most dangerous sport.
By Uzma Samadani DECEMBER 3, 2015 — 6:57PM
Despite rising concerns over concussions, this doctor prescribes football Dr. Uzma Samadani, a neurosurgeon and parent of a player, says a proper approach takes the concern out of the game.
By Jim Paulsen (http://www.startribune.com/jim‑paulsen/10645611/) Star Tribune
AUGUST 28, 2016 — 5:50PM
December 12, 2016 Mayo Clinic Varsity football players from 1956 to 1970 did not have an increased risk of degenerative brain diseases compared with athletes in other varsity sports, new research concludes.
This is a guide to help caregivers when talking with children who may have been at risk for sexual abuse.
Please read this Guide in its entirety before talking with your child
- Teach your child it is not okay for someone to touch your child’s private parts.
- Teach your child that it is good to tell someone if he/she is touched on his/her private parts.
- Help your child identify people he/she could tell: a parent, teacher, trusted neighbor or police officer. Tell your child that it is good to tell, and give your child permission to tell an adult if he/she has been touched.
- Stay calm and neutral when talking to your child.
- Pay close attention to your words and actions. Show interest in what your child says. Do not react with shock, horror, or indifference.
- Don’t offer names of possible offenders or possible acts of abuse.
- Ask calmly, “Has someone touched you in a way that isn’t okay with you?” If your child does not seem to understand, you may need to ask, “Has someone touched your private parts?”
- Listen to the information, but don’t ask for all the details.
- Don’t videotape or audiotape your conversation with your child.
- Don’t repeatedly question your child.
- Allow your child to tell in his/her own way and in his/her own time.
- Let your child know that you believe what he/she is telling you.
- Don’t ask why your child didn’t tell sooner.
- Tell your child that it is not his/her fault and that he/she is not in trouble.
- If you are concerned your child has possibly been sexually abused, call the police or child protection.
These guidelines are provided by CornerHouse, Interagency Child Abuse Evaluation and Training Center.