SPORTS INJURY RISK MANAGEMENT Week 11
What do you need to know… • What is risk management? • Understanding of what could go wrong in training and recovery • Understanding of different risk management strategies that can be put in place to reduce the risk of sports injury
Risk Management • The process of measuring or assessing risk and then developing strategies to manage the risk • Questions to consider • What could possibly go wrong? • How could it happen? • What action could we take to prevent it happening?
What could go wrong in training and recovery? • Brainstorm
What could go wrong in training and recovery? • Inadequate pre-participation screening • Coaches’ conduct and coaching practices • Program design • Activities and equipment • Inability to get medical assistance • Return to training following an injury • Not providing sufficient recovery • Environmental conditions
Risk Management Practices for Coaches • Adequate supervision • Proper instruction • Sound planning • Warning of dangers • Provide safe environment • Teach rules of sport (especially safety) • Evaluate athletes for injuries of limitations • Group athletes properly • Ensure counselling and info on drug use is available • Keep up to date with current practices in coaching • Supply appropriate first aid
Risk Management Procedures • Pre-participation screening • Age, experience, fitness level, skill level, injury history • Athlete preparation • Physical conditioning, recovery, skill training • Injury management • First aid, emergency treatment, referral, record keeping • Facility and equipment use • Appropriate, modified if needed, regular inspections, compliance with standards, emergency plans, protective equipment • Prevention and treatment of environmental factors
Policy Development & Documentation • Recommended in the following areas: • Coaching • Codes of conduct/behaviour • First aid • Levels of accreditation • Use of equipment • Playing environments • Injury • Returning from injury
Strategies for Minimising Risk of Sports Injury • Appropriate training program/workloads • Warm-up and cool-down • Skill development • Professional treatment on injuries • Appropriate nutrition and hydration • Education
Recovery Techniques to Minimise Risk of Injury • Cool-down • Hydrotherapy • Massage • Replenishment of food fuels (diet) • Replenishment of fluids (hydration)
Activities • Mind map • Smartplay website • Brochure/flyer • Design a brochure or flyer to assist the Gisborne Football Netball Club reduce sports injuries • What are the potential risks? • How can they be avoided? • If they can’t be avoided how can they be minimised? • What can the coach do to minimise sports injury? • What can the president do to minimise sports injury?
Activities • www.smartplay.com.au • What does this website do? What is the aim? • In the Victoria page what are the resources focused on? • How could they assist a sporting club? • Investigate one of these – what is it about? • What is it trying to avoid? • What strategies are suggested?