NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 2010-2011 Eligibility Summary, Rules & Regulations PERSPECTIVE “If you can react the same way to winning and losing, that is a big accomplishment. That quality is important because it stays with you the rest of your life.” Chris Evert
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2010-2011 Eligibility Summary, Rules & Regulations
“If you can react the same way to winning and losing, that is a big accomplishment. That quality is important because it stays with you the rest of your life.”
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In order for a change of residence to be bona fide at least the following facts must exist:
A student is eligible at their assigned school if he/she attended school within that administrative unit the previous two (2) semesters, provided it meets LEA policy.
“Participants, coaches, and other team representatives and game officials, including chain crew, official scorers and timers, should not use any tobacco product, alcoholic beverage or controlled substance at a game site; violation of the policy will be disqualification from the contest.”
Five North Carolina High School Athletes died in games or practice during 2008-2009 school year
2 of these were head injuries
2 were heart problems
1 final diagnosis/autopsy report has not been released
The following slides provide key points that may help you, as coaches, prevent further deaths
Take home point: At the end of the day, it’s not an athlete’s knee, ankle, or elbow… it’s his or her brain and you cannot get this one wrong.
Take Home Point: Any suspected cervical spine injury should be immobilized and evaluated by medical personnel
There are red flags which can tip us off to undiagnosed heart problems
Take home point: Any athlete who passes out or has chest pain with exertion needs a medical evaluation
Take home point: Know who your asthmatic athletes are & make sure they have accessible inhalers
Take home point: the vast majority of skin infections can be prevented by good hygiene