Spring Sports Orientation January 30, 2013
ATH LETI C S
Agenda Welcome Introduction of Coaches & Staff Emergency Action Plan Forms Required to Participate Health & Safety • Mouth guards • Concussions • Sports Medicine • Strength & Conditioning Parent Communication Team Parents Transportation/Car Pools Website Important Dates Break-out Sessions - Team Meetings
Coaches & Staff
SPRING SPORTS COACHING STAFF Baseball:
Head Coach – Brian Pollzzie Asst. Coach – Rich Murray Asst. Coach – Steve Reinertsen Asst. Coach – Noah Jackson
Head Coach – Al Endriss Asst. Coach – Alex Eccles
Head Coach – Griffin Costello Asst. Coach – Andre Demian
Head Coach – Tom Ryan Asst. Coach – Gillian Kneass JV Head Coach – Dennis Duncan JV Asst. Coach – Tyler Duncan
Co-Head Coach – Don Swartz Co-Head Coach – Ken DeMont
Co-Head Coach – Hamilton Boggs Co-Head Coach – Jenno Morson
Track & Field:
Head Coach – Malik Ali Asst. Coach – Don Oliver Asst. Coach – Linda Gill Asst. Coach – Tracy Majors
Things to Remember
1. KEEP ATHLETICS IN PERSPECTIVE • Emphasize the right priorities: Family, Academics, Athletics • Place value in the positive participation, not the winning or losing of a contest • Remember you as a parent at Branson represent the school and its Mission • Do not publicly demean participants in an athletic contest (Players, officials, coaches, other parents or spectators, etc.) 2. SUPPORT YOUR STUDENT-ATHLETE • Talk to your child about how things are going with his/her sport • Let your child select a sport based on his/her perceived ability and preferences • Come to as many of your child’s contests as possible • Stress and model the importance of a healthy lifestyle free of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol • Do not support “quitting” as the best way to solve problems, but rather perseverance 3. SUPPORT THE PROGRAM • Be supportive of the coaching staff and respect their professional judgment • Follow the communication procedure outlined in this presentation • Model positive adult behavior when attending contests • Understand the time commitment and needs of the particular sports as many of them involve significant commitments of time and financial resources • Display, by your actions and words, an understanding of the Mission of Branson, in order to promote and enhance the image of our school to the community.
Emergency Action Plan
In the event of an illness, injury, accident, natural disaster, terrorist attack or active shooter, we have an emergency action plan that we will immediately implement. The purpose of the Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is to guide athletic personnel, emergency medical services and law enforcement agencies in responding to emergency situations when they occur. The following roles are included in the EAP: 1. 2. 3. 4.
Immediate care of the injured/ill athlete(s) Retrieval of emergency equipment Activation of Emergency Medical System (EMS) Directing EMS to the scene
Communication: Parents will be notified by the Head of School, Director of Athletics, Athletic Trainer or coach on the condition of their child and where their child has been taken. In the event of a natural disaster, terrorist attack or active shooter the Head Coach will implement the EAP and communicate with the Director of Athletics. There are specific plans for on campus and off campus events.
Forms Required to Participate
Athletic Forms • Pre-Participation Physical Exam Form
• Waiver & Consent Form • Concussion Information
We have hard copies of these forms here tonight.
Health & Safety
Mouth Guards True or False? Mouth guards help to prevent concussions? False There is no strong scientific evidence that mouth guards prevent or reduce concussive injuries. However mouth guards do play a role in reducing dental and oral-facial injuries and we do recommend them for this express purpose.
Health & Safety Concussions So What do we know about concussions? A concussion is a brain injury and all brain injuries are serious. They are caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or by a blow to another part of the body with the force transmitted to the head. They can range from mild to severe and can disrupt the way the brain normally works. Even though most concussions are mild, all concussions are potentially serious and may result in complications including prolonged brain damage and death if not recognized and managed properly.
Health & Safety Concussions Symptoms may include one or more of the following: • • • • • • • • • • •
Headaches “Pressure in head” Nausea or vomiting Neck pain Balance problems or dizziness Blurred, double, or fuzzy vision Sensitivity to light or noise Feeling sluggish or slowed down Feeling foggy or groggy Drowsiness Change in sleep patterns
• • • • • • • • •
Amnesia “Don’t feel right” Fatigue or low energy Sadness Nervousness or anxiety Irritability More emotional Confusion Concentration or memory problems (forgetting game plays) • Repeating the same question/comment
Health & Safety Concussion Data What sport has the highest injury rate?
Sports Medicine Strength and Conditioning
The success of our program is largely due to the efforts of our Sports Medicine and Strength and Conditioning Programs. Sports Medicine Staff Amanda Boivin, Athletic Trainer Cell Phone: (707) 481-0978 E-mail: [email protected]
Training Room Hours Monday - Friday: 2:00pm - end of events Weekends: Event coverage only Holidays: Event coverage only Strength and Conditioning Staff Bobby Aldridge, Strength & Conditioning Coach Cell Phone: (415) 601-3364 Email: [email protected]
Fitness Center Hours 3:15 until 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
Triangle Relationship between Coach, Parent and Student-Athlete Student-Athlete
The lines in the above diagram represent the open lines of communication between the student-athlete, parent and coach as well as their relationship. We want our student-athletes to learn how to have tough conversations with their coach without advocacy from their parents. At times we understand that parents may feel the need to speak with a coach about a certain concern of theirs. However, before they do, we would like parents to encourage their child to speak to their coach first. Often times we have found that there was a simple miscommunication that can be resolved very easily. This diagram does allow for parent - coach conversation without involving the child. In addition, coaches should never come between the student-athlete and parent, unless there is important information that they feel needs to be relayed to the parent.
Parent Procedures for Communicating Concerns
If you have a concern, express it at the appropriate time and place. Please do NOT attempt to confront a coach before or after a contest or practice. These can be emotional times for both parents and coaches. Meetings of this nature do not promote resolutions. Listed below is the Athletic Department procedure for addressing any concern you may have regarding your child’s athletic experience. We ask that you use the following procedure until you feel the issue is resolved.
1. 2. 3. 4.
Have your child speak to the coach. Arrange an appointment to speak with your child’s coach. Arrange an appointment with the Director of Athletics. Arrange an appointment with the Head of School.
Transportation & Car Pools
Team Parents One of the most important roles in the administration of the team is being a team parent. You will work with the Head Coach and the Athletic Department to disseminate information and assist in the organization of the team. Your tasks as a Team Parent include: PAPER WORK SNACK SCHEDULE PHONE TREE TEAM PHOTO TEAM PARTY COACH GIFTS Transportation Branson has five suburbans to be used for transportation. Obviously with more teams than suburbans we will need parent help. Here are a few rules to help team parents with planning transportation. 1st Choice – Team travels in suburbans
2nd Choice – Team parent helps to arrange parent drivers 3rd Choice – Students may drive to contests in the county. However, if they have a restricted license they cannot take passengers. In some cases a bus maybe used to go outside the county.
Website & Important Dates
The athletic site is a source for information that will help you navigate the spring season. Practice and game schedules can be found on individual team pages. We also have an inclement weather notification system that will update you on the status of events. Athletic Center Important Dates Monday, February 4th
Spring Sports Begin
February 16th-February 24th
April 6th – April 14th
Saturday, May 18th
Athletics Awards Night
Saturday, June 8th
Health & Safety Day 1
Saturday, August 17th
Health & Safety Day 2
*Please check with your coaches about practices and games/meets over the breaks
ATH LETI C S Thanks for your support. Go Bul