When we drop our kids at a youth sports game or practice we trust that these organizations are responsible for the health and safety of our kids. However, the events of the last two weeks certainly bring this into question. See below.
We have designed a simple checklist for both organizations AND parents to review.
1. Facility Safety
2. Coach Training
3. Emergency Action Plan
4. Incident and Situation Specific Protocols
5. Emergency Equipment
6. Parent & Athlete Responsibilities (Preparticipation Exam, Daily Readiness, Physical Preparedness)
7. Emergency Contact & Medical Information available fieldside
8. A Communication, Documentation, & Oversight System to keep all stakeholders on the same page.
Read more here.