I took the Coach Pledge at icheersafe.com!
The Coach Pledge:
I understand that cheerleading is athletic and that participating in cheerleading has risks. Even when properly managed, the risk of serious, catastrophic or even death can never be fully removed. As a coach, I am part of the safety team and I have a role to play in cheerleading safety. To help lower those risks,
I pledge to:
Follow the safety rules established for my team. Even if my team is talented enough to do prohibited skills, the rules are in place to help protect them.
Stay up to date on the latest spotting and skill techniques through participation in educational opportunities like camps, clinics and coaches conferences.
Keep up to date on my applicable professional credentials such as coaches’ safety certification, sport first aid and CPR, AED training, level credentialing and coaching principles courses. I will follow all applicable “Return to Play” procedures, especially with regard to sustained concussions.
Know the limitations of my squad and coach to each individual’s and each group’s level. I will not pressure individuals to perform a skill they are not qualified to perform.
Always have an Emergency Action Plan that has been practiced by our team. Log and report injuries to your athletic trainer or sports medicine team.
Coach in a manner that promotes safety and involve the entire team and parents in our safety program.
Listen when cheerleaders or parents voice concerns about safety and be open to making necessary changes based on the safety of our team.
Cheerleaders and Coaches, take the pledge to cheer safe!
http://cheermakeupblog.com/2011/02/i-took-coach-pledge-at-icheersafecom/Cheer Safe pledge at icheersafe.comBlog