Every new AD had some help – these are items that I use in Waynesville School District that help me… they were not invented by me but borrowed from AD’s around the state. These are meant to spark ideas for your use – take what works for your school and teams.
If you have any questions feel free to email me at: Jscott@waynesville.k12.mo.us
Resources from the NIAAA:
STC Endorses New Video “The Truth about Artificial Turf and Crumb Rubber” – Atlanta, GA – Today, the Recycled Rubber Council and Safe Fields Alliance released an educational video that has addressed the concerns parents and government agencies have voiced over the past 16 months. “The Truth about Artificial Turf and Crumb Rubber” includes compelling interviews from parents, coaches, and scientists who have examined the available studies. The seven-minute video provides answers to the frequently asked questions parents and officials have regarding health and human safety considerations of crumb rubber infill in synthetic turf sports fields. The video is available at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVZSVhyMv-A
NIAAA Football Helmet Study
The NIAAA wants to share with you two items that the NFL just shared with the NFHS and the NFHS shared with us. The NFL recently released the results from a joint study with the NFLPA that looked at which football helmets best reduced the severity of impact. The performance of the 17 football helmets in these laboratory tests was evaluated across all impact velocities and locations and compared with one another. A statistical test was used to group football helmets with similar performance scores.
Attached is a copy of the findings from this study that were offered this past July to NFL athletic trainers and equipment managers. The NFL has also placed a poster on their website reflecting the results of the study grouping the tested helmets into 2 performance groups. The poster can be found at the following link:
Please feel free to share with your Ad’s in your state. The NFHS has shared this with their member state associations as well. This information could raise some questions form patrons of our members. We need to make sure they are aware this information is out there.
It is important to emphasize that these results were based on testing intended to represent NFL impacts and thus, the conclusions on helmet performance cannot be extrapolated to collegiate, high school, or youth football.
Resources from the MIAAA
All of these items are free for your use; however, you should pass these policies through your school administration and school board – Waynesville School District is not responsible for policies and procedures in your district.
Here are the Videos I use for the meeting – make sure to download them if you would like to use them…the Police one has one questionable word that I usually cut off before that I use. These are all from the Canadian Youth Hockey League.
Beginning of the year Coaches Meeting Agenda– what are you going to say to your coaches that first meeting to set the tone? This checklist has many of the procedural items I go over every year with my coaches.
Heat Index Document for Fall/Spring Practices– Waynesville followed the Heat Acclimatization policy from MSHSAA this year.
Sample Emergency Action Plan– make your coaches actually fill out what they will do if there is an emergency.