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Welcome to the Coaches Education Portal Page.  Each of the links on this page leads to another website where training requirements and/or background check can be completed.

CPR and First Aid:
CPR and First Aid training is required for all coaches

Background checks:
As per league regulations, background checks are completed annually.

Concussion and Abuse & Neglect training:
Concussion training and abuse and neglect training is to be completed annually.

Each coach can choose which abuse and neglect training and which concussion training he or she would like to complete but only one of each is needed to meet the annual requirement.

ncussion training and the abuse and neglect training is free of charge.

Please contact us with any questions and thank you for choosing to be a volunteer with our organization.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death for youth and teenage athletes during exercise

Most athletes who suffer SCA on the field show no warning symptoms.  Knowing how to react is crucial when a cardiac event occurs.  

What is sudden cardiac arrest?
Often, the first sign of a heart condition is collapse from sudden cardiac arrest during exercises.  It is the result of structural or electrical disorders in the heart that lead to a potentially lethal arrhythmia.

Often, the first sign of a potential cardiac arrest is collapse during exercise.  By having properly trained individuals and an AED (defibrillator) on site, tragic outcomes when SCA occurs can greatly reduce.

Signs and Symptoms:
Some athletes may have warning signs or symptoms of an underlying heart disorder.  An athlete passing out during exercise is not normal, especially in the middle of exercise, practice, or game.  Chest pain with exercise, or fatigue and shortness of breath that is new or disproportionate to their peers or the level of exertion should also warrant evaluation by a physician.

Be aware of warning symptoms of a current heart condition:
Chest pain with exercise
Racing heart (when it shouldn't)
Passing out with exercise
Shortness of breath or fatigue that is disproportionate to the level of exertion
A family member who died suddenly from a heart condition or suffered SCA before the age of 50

It is paramount that coaches and adults supervising youth athletes during sports be prepared to respond to someone who collapses in sudden cardiac arrest

Here's what to look for to recognize SCA:
A collapsed and unresponsive athlete (especially without recent trauma)
50 percent of athletes with SCA have brief seizure-like activity (i.e., arm and leg movements)
Gasping respirations with abdominal movement 

What is an AED?
Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are portable devices that check the heart rhythm and can provide ele trical shock to the heart to restore a normal rhythm

Action Plan:
As soon as sudden cardiac arrest is suspected, call 9-1-1
Then as soon as possible, begin hands-only CPR with chest compressions and have someone close by get the AED.  
Learn the location of the AEDs at practice and games
Know the closest hospital and address


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