2 CATEGORIES OF SPORTS INJURIES
April 9, 2012 by admin
There are 2 Categories of Injuries in Sports, Recreation and Exercise (SRE). Both are usually unintentional.
Coaching Children in Amateur SRE carries with it a Supreme Standard of Child Athlete Care, not like Amateur College and Professional Sports
• 1. Accidental, Not-Preventable Injuries that are inherent or natural to the Game or Activity that the Athlete or SRE Participant plays or participates.
• 2. Not-Accidental, Preventable Injuries that are NOT inherent or natural to the Game or Activity that the Athlete or SRE Participant played or participated.
• Not-Accidental, Preventable Injuries represent 50% or SRE Injuries and are secondary to improper Child Protection and Supervision by the Coach or Supervisor.
FOR EXAMPLE, CONCUSSION
• About 50% of Concussions are Not-Accidental and are Preventable Injuries
• Concussion Mismanagement in SRE is Not-Accidental and a Preventable Injury and Unintentional
• SRE Coaches are legally Classified as “Temporary Substitute Caretakers” because they are Responsible for the Care and have a Duty of Care for Children while in their Custody and Control during the Child’s Participation in School and Non-School SRE
• When Coaches, Athletes, Participants, the Athletic Community and the General Public become aware of the Coach’s Legal Responsibilities, they will become more vigilant about Athlete Safety 1st, Child Athlete Abuse Syndrome Reporting and Self-Reporting
• The Special Standard of Care for Children in every venue, during every second of time, on every inch of ground, including SRE, is in force Worldwide