Accidents and injuries happen in sports. But that fact does not excuse coaches from possible negligence. Lawsuits were once rare occurrences, but are much more common in today's world. Many injuries are avoidable when knowledgeable youth coaches insist on cautious proceedings. For the most part, knowing and using these sports safety tips will absolve coaches of negligence charges.
Of course, no one wants to see athletes injured at all. You must make everyone's well-being priority number one and be aware of any of the possible dangerous aspects of play. Running safe training and games takes planning and observant coaches.
Gone are the days when "shake it off" can be a coach's mentality like it once was. You must listen, take injury concerns seriously, and deal with them accordingly.
The advancement in concussion research makes any head injury an utmost priority. Extreme care and follow-up procedures are essential, no matter how minor a head blow is. When there is any doubt, players must leave play and see a physician immediately. In sports where concussions are most likely, coaches should know the signs and initial treatment, too.
Jack Perconte has dedicated his post-major league baseball career to helping youth. He has taught baseball and softball for the past 28 years.His playing, coaching and parenting storiescreate betterexperiences forathletes andparents.Jack has writtenover a thousand articles on coaching baseball and youth sports.Jack is the author of "The Making of a Hitter" and "Raising an Athlete." His third book "Creating a Season to Remember" is now available. He is a featured writer for Baseball the Magazine. You can also findJack Perconte on YouTube withover 120 fun and innovative baseball instructional videos.
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After playing major league baseball, Jack Perconte has taught baseball and softball since 1988 and offered valuable coaching training too. He has helped numerous youth players reach their potential, as well as having helped parents and coaches navigate their way through the challenging world of youth sports. Jack is one of the leading authorities in the areas of youth baseball training and coaching training advice.All Jack Perconte articles are used with copyright permission.
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