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#1 Jeremy

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 03:43 AM

This year my District is making all All Star managers and coaches do a concussion course, doesn’t matter if you are a doctor or EMT, if you don’t do their course you don’t manage/coach.
Is there some new rule?

I agree with the idea behind it but I think they might be going a bit too far....I’ve done concussion training for school sports and as part of my CPR/First Aid certification.

#2 rsnyder6

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 03:47 AM

It has been an emphasis on it for the past few years, but it is not mandatory.

Not sure why they would have a Dr. etc. do it (unless they wanted everyone treated equally, and/or they this their managers might lie about it, but then why have them manage?).

It is not a bad idea.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 01:08 PM

In NJ you have to do the online CDC concussion course to approved for a youth coach in any sport.
So that's part of our volunteer application at the beginning of the year.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 01:25 PM

As our league's Safety Officer, one of the biggest gaps I've seen was concussion awareness among managers.
While they recognize a bone or joint or skin injury, they'll unknowingly put a concussed player back on the field.
I think the online training is worthwhile.
To reinforce, we also use a mobile app (HitCheck) to baseline and screen.

#5 rsnyder6

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 03:41 PM

It has been a big stress in our safety meetings for several years, and we provide a number of resources. The only thing we mandate is the concussion coverage we give at these meetings, (we have doctors, PT professionals, and EMTs present at these meetings), though we recommend the online course.

The managers are pretty good, and most parents also. Now and then it takes a little bit of time to get a parent to supply a Dr.'s clearance for their child. 

I'm also happy that it has been several years since I had a parent argue with me that their kid was "fine" and could go back in a game when there were concerns over a potential concussion. 

Even happier, we have not had any diagnosed concussions coming from baseball activities in several years, though we have had several players get checked out. We have had concussed baseball players that were injured in other sports, mostly soccer. 



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Posted 14 June 2018 - 04:00 PM

To reinforce, we also use a mobile app (HitCheck) to baseline and screen.

    Seems like kind of expensive for a league. 

Yes, you can't put a price on safety, and I like the mobile aspect, but it could be several thousand dollars every year.





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