AYF/AYC Recertification Course-4th Edition: Safety and Health
By Coach Education
Further your professional development and continue your $2 million
liability insurance coverage by taking this recertification course. The
fourth edition includes new information on required equipment and its
proper fitting, guidelines for proper hydration in hot weather. The
course also includes important information on understanding your legal
duties as a coach, assembling an athletic health care team, developing
plans for medical and weather emergencies, and preventing injuries.
Please note that having successfully completed either of the associated introductory courses Coaching Youth Football the AYF Way or Coaching Youth Cheerleading the AYC Way is a prerequisite to taking this recertification course. Only coaches who have completed the corresponding introductory course are eligible to take the recertification course. Also, no discounts are available for the recertification course.
At AYF and AYC, participant safety is our primary concern. Providing a safe playing environment and ensuring our coaches interact with the athletes entrusted to them in a safe and responsible manner are essential. The Safety and Health recertification course is an integral part of that effort. Through this online course, you’ll gain important information on ensuring your players’ safety, preventing injuries, promoting healthy habits in your athletes, and identifying additional sources to further your sport first aid knowledge.
The online course blends reading assignments with interactive activities and quizzes to check your progress. Real-life coaching scenarios emphasize key concepts to challenge your decision-making ability. Sample forms, checklists, and tip sheets featured in the course can be downloaded, printed, and distributed at your next practice or coaches’ meeting. The course concludes with an online 10-question test.
In completing this fourth edition of the Safety and Health recertification course, you should be able to demonstrate understanding of the following:
• The four phases of athletic health care;
• The nine legal duties that define your role in minimizing risk of injury to your athletes;
• What emergency medical personnel and doctors can and will do to assist you;
• How to keep yourself educated about sport first aid;
• What health records you should keep for each athlete;
• How to develop and initiate a weather emergency plan;
• What to look for when checking facilities for hazards and equipment for proper fit and usage;
• What to include in a first aid kit;
• Why preseason physicals, fitness screenings, and conditioning programs are vital to your game plan;
• How to instruct athletes to perform skills properly in their sport;
• What equipment is necessary for the season; and
• How to develop a medical emergency plan.
As an additional benefit, you’ll continue your $2 million liability insurance coverage by completing the recertification course.
Unit 1 Coaching With Safety in Mind
Making the Athletic Health Care Team
The Coach’s Role on the Athletic Health Care Team
The Rest of the Athletic Health Care Team
The Four Phases of the Athletic Health Care Team
Check for Understanding
Unit 2 Preparing for a Healthy Season
Keeping Athletes’ Health Records
Developing a Medical Emergency Plan
Developing a Weather Emergency Plan
Checking Facilities and Equipment
Getting Players Ready to Perform
Check for Understanding
American Youth Football and American Youth Cheerleading coaches in need
of recertification for the 2016 season.
Please note that coaches must first complete the introductory course for
the sport coached—Coaching Youth Football the AYF Way or
Coaching Youth Cheerleading the AYC Way—before taking the
recertification course. Only coaches who have completed the introductory
course are eligible to take the recertification course. Also, no
discounts or bulk purchases are available for the recertification course.
American Youth Football (AYF) is an international nonprofit youth
football organization founded in 1996 to promote the wholesome
development of youth through their association with adult leaders in the
sport of American football. AYF invites all youth programs to join and
participate, without restricting weights or sizes of participants,
leagues, financial abilities, or any other biases.
With 700,000 participants, 90,000 coaches, and 40,000 administrators,
AYF has become the largest football organization on any level of the
Joe Galat serves as the president of AYF. He is also employed by
FieldTurf Tarkett as vice president of sales and dean of the FieldTurf
Sports Science Institute. Joe’s leadership began early as captain of the
Harvey High School (Painesville, Ohio) and Miami University (Ohio)
football and wrestling teams. At Miami University, he was elected
president of the Varsity Letterman’s Club and was named Outstanding
Student Athlete in his senior year. Playing honors included selections
to the All-Ohio All-Star High School Team and All-Mid-American
Conference. Joe’s football experience was honed by some of the game’s
greats: Bo Schembechler, Carm Cozza, and John McVay. When Pro Football
Hall of Fame coach George Allen was owner of Montreal, he appointed Joe
to be his head coach. Joe then went on to become head coach and general
manager of the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League.
He coached college football at Miami University, Yale University,
University of Kentucky, and Youngstown State University, and in the pros
with the New York Giants and Houston Oilers. In 1982, Joe was inducted
into the Miami University Hall of Fame. He was also inducted into the
Painesville Harvey High School Hall of Fame (along with the NFL's
winningest coach, Don Shula). After his coaching days, Joe was national
color commentator for CBC-TV Sports. This experience gave him the
distinction of having held every position in organized football (player,
coach, manager, broadcaster, and youth executive). Joe has participated
in youth football clinics in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and
throughout Europe and Russia. Joe was also honored as a Kentucky Colonel
by Governor Wendell Ford.
Human Kinetics Coach Education has been developing and delivering
coaching education courses since 1981. As the nation’s leader in
providing coaching education programs, Human Kinetics works with
national, state, and local sport organizations to develop educational
programs for coaches, officials, administrators, and parents that
emphasize athlete development over win at all costs.