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Pocket Card for Coaches

 
Field & Goal Safety
  • Check field for holes, ruts, foreign objects, sprinkler heads, etc.
  • Check goals to make sure they are properly anchored
  • Inspect goal posts for sharp edges
  • Only authorized personnel should move goals – never players
Be Ready
  • Plan ahead
  • Make practice age, size, ability appropriate
 
  
Risk Management Issues
  • Never be alone with a child
  • Have an assistant, team parent, etc. who will be at the field with you at all times
  • Women coaching boys, men coaching girls – make sure you have a same sex helper
  • Have a plan for an emergency.  Know who to call, who will watch other players, etc.
  • Keep clear boundaries between adults and players
  • Have signed emergency release forms with you at all times
 
Field & Goal Safety
  • Check field for holes, ruts, foreign objects, sprinkler heads, etc.
  • Check goals to make sure they are properly anchored
  • Inspect goal posts for sharp edges
  • Only authorized personnel should move goals – never players
Be Ready
  • Plan ahead
  • Make practice age, size, ability appropriate
 
Risk Management Issues
  • Never be alone with a child
  • Have an assistant, team parent, etc. who will be at the field with you at all times
  • Women coaching boys, men coaching girls – make sure you have a same sex helper
  • Have a plan for an emergency. Know who to call, who will watch other players, etc.
  • Keep clear boundaries between adults and players
  • Have signed emergency release forms with you at all times
 
 
Field & Goal Safety
  • Check field for holes, ruts, foreign objects, sprinkler heads, etc.
  • Check goals to make sure they are properly anchored
  • Inspect goal posts for sharp edges
  • Only authorized personnel should move goals – never players
Be Ready
  • Plan ahead
  • Make practice age, size, ability appropriate
 
 
Risk Management Issues
  • Never be alone with a child
  • Have an assistant, team parent, etc. who will be at the field with you at all times
  • Women coaching boys, men coaching girls – make sure you have a same sex helper
  • Have a plan for an emergency. Know who to call, who will watch other players, etc.
  • Keep clear boundaries between adults and players
  • Have signed emergency release forms with you at all times
 
 
Field & Goal Safety
  • Check field for holes, ruts, foreign objects, sprinkler heads, etc.
  • Check goals to make sure they are properly anchored
  • Inspect goal posts for sharp edges
  • Only authorized personnel should move goals – never players
Be Ready
  • Plan ahead
  • Make practice age, size and ability appropriate
 
Risk Management Issues
  • Never be alone with a child
  • Have an assistant, team parent, etc. who will be at the field with you at all times
  • Women coaching boys, men coaching girls – make sure you have a same sex helper
  • Have a plan for an emergency. Know who to call, who will watch other players, etc.
  • Keep clear boundaries between adults and players
  • Have signed emergency release forms with you at all times
 


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