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Coaches Training Requirements

ANNUAL CONCUSSION TRAINING 
Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports is a free, online course available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion. It features interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics and interactive exercises, and compelling storytelling to help you recognize a concussion and know how to respond if you think that your athlete might have a concussion.

Once you complete the training and quiz, print out a copy of the certificate and provide it to the Athletic Department for your file.

http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/Training/index.html

 

ANNUAL CARDIAC ARREST TRAINING 
Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in young athletes. CardiacWise is an online program, developed in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society, that is designed to educate coaches and others involved in sports and physical activity on the prevention of sudden cardiac arrest in athletes. This course is approximately 20 minutes in length. This course covers the following topics:
  • Understanding Sudden Cardiac Arrest
  • Causes of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Athletes
  • Signs and Symptoms – Cardiac-Related Conditions in Athletes
  • Strategies for Preventing Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Once you complete the training and quiz, print out a copy of the certificate and provide it to the Athletic Department for your file.

*** Click the ENROLL NOW icon at the bottom of the page and follow the steps to purchase the course (the cost will be $0.00).  Once you have provided your information and created a login and password, you will have access to complete the course.
CHILD ABUSE REPORTING TRAINING 
Per Pennsylvania Law any school district employees who have direct contact with children are required to undergo child abuse reporting training. Notification of upcoming courses will be provided through the Athletic Office.
FIRST AID / CPR 
Per Blackhawk School District Policy 123.1, all coaches in the Blackhawk School District are required to take this course within one (1) year of the date of hire. Details on the upcoming courses will be provided to you through the Athletic Office.

A certificate of completion must be on file in the Athletic Office.

AMERICAN SPORT EDUCATION PROGRAM (ASEP) 
Per Blackhawk School District Policy 123.1, all coaches in the Blackhawk School District are required to take this course within one (1) year of the date of hire. Details on the upcoming courses will be provided to you through the Athletic Office.

A certificate of completion must be on file in the Athletic Office.