Team Parents - The Branson School

Report
Spring Sports
Orientation
January 30, 2013
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Agenda
Welcome
Introduction of Coaches & Staff
Emergency Action Plan
Forms Required to Participate
Health & Safety
• Mouth guards
• Concussions
• Sports Medicine
• Strength & Conditioning
Parent Communication
Team Parents
Transportation/Car Pools
Website
Important Dates
Break-out Sessions - Team Meetings
Coaches &
Staff
SPRING SPORTS COACHING STAFF
Baseball:
Head Coach – Brian Pollzzie
Asst. Coach – Rich Murray
Asst. Coach – Steve Reinertsen
Asst. Coach – Noah Jackson
Golf:
Head Coach – Al Endriss
Asst. Coach – Alex Eccles
Lacrosse:
Head Coach – Griffin Costello
Asst. Coach – Andre Demian
Soccer:
Head Coach – Tom Ryan
Asst. Coach – Gillian Kneass
JV Head Coach – Dennis Duncan
JV Asst. Coach – Tyler Duncan
Swimming:
Co-Head Coach – Don Swartz
Co-Head Coach – Ken DeMont
Tennis:
Co-Head Coach – Hamilton Boggs
Co-Head Coach – Jenno Morson
Track & Field:
Head Coach – Malik Ali
Asst. Coach – Don Oliver
Asst. Coach – Linda Gill
Asst. Coach – Tracy Majors
Things to
Remember
1. KEEP ATHLETICS IN PERSPECTIVE
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Emphasize the right priorities: Family, Academics, Athletics
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Place value in the positive participation, not the winning or losing of a contest
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Remember you as a parent at Branson represent the school and
its Mission
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Do not publicly demean participants in an athletic contest (Players, officials,
coaches, other parents or spectators, etc.)
2. SUPPORT YOUR STUDENT-ATHLETE
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Talk to your child about how things are going with his/her sport
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Let your child select a sport based on his/her perceived ability and preferences
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Come to as many of your child’s contests as possible
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Stress and model the importance of a healthy lifestyle free of drugs, tobacco,
and alcohol
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Do not support “quitting” as the best way to solve problems, but rather
perseverance
3. SUPPORT THE PROGRAM
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Be supportive of the coaching staff and respect their professional judgment
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Follow the communication procedure outlined in this presentation
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Model positive adult behavior when attending contests
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Understand the time commitment and needs of the particular sports as many
of them involve significant commitments of time and financial resources
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Display, by your actions and words, an understanding of the Mission
of Branson, in order to promote and enhance the image of our school to
the community.
Emergency
Action Plan
In the event of an illness, injury, accident, natural disaster, terrorist
attack or active shooter, we have an emergency action plan that we will
immediately implement. The purpose of the Emergency Action Plan
(EAP) is to guide athletic personnel, emergency medical services and
law enforcement agencies in responding to emergency situations when
they occur.
The following roles are included in the EAP:
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Immediate care of the injured/ill athlete(s)
Retrieval of emergency equipment
Activation of Emergency Medical System (EMS)
Directing EMS to the scene
Communication:
Parents will be notified by the Head of School, Director of Athletics,
Athletic Trainer or coach on the condition of their child and where their
child has been taken.
In the event of a natural disaster, terrorist attack or active shooter the
Head Coach will implement the EAP and communicate with the Director
of Athletics. There are specific plans for on campus and off campus
events.
Forms Required to
Participate
Athletic Forms
• Pre-Participation Physical Exam Form
• Waiver & Consent Form
• Concussion Information
We have hard copies of these forms here
tonight.
Health & Safety
Mouth Guards
True or False? Mouth guards help to
prevent concussions?
False
There is no strong scientific evidence that
mouth guards prevent or reduce
concussive injuries. However mouth
guards do play a role in reducing dental
and oral-facial injuries and we do
recommend them for this express
purpose.
Health & Safety Concussions
So What do we know about concussions?
A concussion is a brain injury and all brain injuries are
serious. They are caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the
head, or by a blow to another part of the body with the
force transmitted to the head. They can range from mild to
severe and can disrupt the way the brain normally works.
Even though most concussions are mild, all
concussions are potentially serious and may result in
complications including prolonged brain damage and
death if not recognized and managed properly.
Health & Safety Concussions
Symptoms may include one or more of the following:
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Headaches
“Pressure in head”
Nausea or vomiting
Neck pain
Balance problems or
dizziness
Blurred, double, or fuzzy
vision
Sensitivity to light or noise
Feeling sluggish or slowed
down
Feeling foggy or groggy
Drowsiness
Change in sleep patterns
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Amnesia
“Don’t feel right”
Fatigue or low energy
Sadness
Nervousness or anxiety
Irritability
More emotional
Confusion
Concentration or memory
problems (forgetting game
plays)
• Repeating the same
question/comment
Health & Safety Concussion Data
What sport has the highest injury rate?
Sports
Medicine
Strength and
Conditioning
The success of our program is largely due to the efforts of
our Sports Medicine and Strength and Conditioning
Programs.
Sports Medicine Staff
Amanda Boivin, Athletic Trainer
Cell Phone: (707) 481-0978
E-mail: [email protected]
Training Room Hours
Monday - Friday: 2:00pm - end of events
Weekends: Event coverage only
Holidays: Event coverage only
Strength and Conditioning Staff
Bobby Aldridge, Strength & Conditioning Coach
Cell Phone: (415) 601-3364
Email: [email protected]
Fitness Center Hours
3:15 until 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
Parent
Communication
Triangle Relationship between Coach, Parent and Student-Athlete
Student-Athlete
Parent
Coach
The lines in the above diagram represent the open lines of communication between
the student-athlete, parent and coach as well as their relationship. We want our
student-athletes to learn how to have tough conversations with their coach without
advocacy from their parents. At times we understand that parents may feel the
need to speak with a coach about a certain concern of theirs. However, before
they do, we would like parents to encourage their child to speak to their coach first.
Often times we have found that there was a simple miscommunication that can be
resolved very easily. This diagram does allow for parent - coach conversation
without involving the child. In addition, coaches should never come between the
student-athlete and parent, unless there is important information that they feel
needs to be relayed to the parent.
Parent
Procedures for
Communicating
Concerns
If you have a concern, express it at the appropriate time and place.
Please do NOT attempt to confront a coach before or after a
contest or practice. These can be emotional times for both
parents and coaches. Meetings of this nature do not promote
resolutions. Listed below is the Athletic Department procedure for
addressing any concern you may have regarding your child’s
athletic experience.
We ask that you use the following procedure until you feel the issue
is resolved.
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Have your child speak to the coach.
Arrange an appointment to speak with your child’s coach.
Arrange an appointment with the Director of Athletics.
Arrange an appointment with the Head of School.
Team Parent
Transportation
& Car Pools
Team Parents
One of the most important roles in the administration of the team is
being a team parent. You will work with the Head Coach and the
Athletic Department to disseminate information and assist in the
organization of the team. Your tasks as a Team Parent include:
PAPER WORK
SNACK SCHEDULE
PHONE TREE
TEAM PHOTO
TEAM PARTY
COACH GIFTS
Transportation
Branson has five suburbans to be used for transportation. Obviously
with more teams than suburbans we will need parent help. Here are a
few rules to help team parents with planning transportation.
1st Choice – Team travels in suburbans
2nd Choice – Team parent helps to arrange parent drivers
3rd Choice – Students may drive to contests in the county. However, if
they have a restricted license they cannot take passengers.
In some cases a bus maybe used to go outside the county.
Website
Website &
Important Dates
The athletic site is a source for information that will help you navigate
the spring season. Practice and game schedules can be found on
individual team pages. We also have an inclement weather notification
system that will update you on the status of events.
Athletic Center
Important Dates
Monday, February 4th
Spring Sports Begin
February 16th-February 24th
*Winter Break
April 6th – April 14th
*Spring Break
Saturday, May 18th
Athletics Awards Night
Saturday, June 8th
Health & Safety Day 1
Saturday, August 17th
Health & Safety Day 2
*Please check with your coaches about practices and games/meets
over the breaks
ATH LETI C
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Thanks for your support. Go Bul

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