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Youth Girls Softball

Canon-McMillan Youth Girls Softball

Coach's Corner

Requirements for Coaching with CMYGSA

In order to apply to be considered in a coaching role within the CMYGSA, please complete the following:

1. Manager Registration (same method as registering your child(ren) to play)
2. Obtain Background Clearances (criminal record & child abuse)
3. Watch this Field Maintenance Video
4. Complete this Concussion Online Training For Coaches (45-Minutes)

We ask that everyone (coaches and parents) be familiar with the CMYGSA policy regarding concussion safety described below.

Lastly we've compiled a list of skills, drills & coaching aids that are worth checking out for coaches, parents & players!

Concussion Safety

Steps Required of Coaches Regarding Concussions

CMYGSA coaches are to take the following steps if a player is suspected to have possibly sustained a concussion:

STEP 1:  Remove the athlete from play.  Look for signs and symptoms of a concussion if the athlete has experienced a bump or blow to the head or body.  When in doubt, keep the athlete out of play.

STEP 2:  Recording the following information can help health care professionals in assessing the athlete after the injury:
- Cause of the injury and force of the hit or blow to the head or body
- Any loss of consciousness (passed out/knocked out) and if so, for how long
- Any memory loss immediately following the injury
- Any seizures immediately following the injury
- Number of previous concussions (if any)

STEP 3:  Inform the athlete’s parents or guardians about the possible concussion and give them this fact sheet on concussions.  Make sure they know that the athlete should be seen by a health care professional experienced in evaluating for concussion.

    Possible Local Resources
       - Canonsburg Hospital Concussion Clinic (724-873-5955)
       - Washington Hospital (724-225-7000)

STEP 4:  Keep the athlete out of play the day of the injury and until a health care professional, experienced in evaluating for concussions, says they are symptom-free and it’s OK to return to play.  A repeat concussion that occurs before the brain recovers from the first — usually within a short period of time (hours, days, or weeks) — can slow recovery or increase the likelihood of having long-term problems. In rare cases, repeat concussions can result in edema (brain swelling), permanent brain damage, and even death.

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