Communication Strategies for Young Coaches

Communication tools necessary to keep your gym safe.

Safety signs help prevent gym injuries

Proper signage is a very effective way to keep injuries out of the gym.

Using foam pits with safety in mind can help reduce the likelihood of a major injury

The USA Gymnastics Risk Management Safety Course Handbook offers the following guidelines for use of foam pits.

Leasing your facility can cost you money

By leasing your facilities to outside third parties without being listed as an additional insured on their policy, you bear the cost of any injuries that occur during their event.

Why use a sign-in/sign-out procedure?

Your sign-in/sign-out procedure is a valuable tool. Review some tips to have a good sign-in/sign-out procedure.

Preventing tumbling injuries in cheerleading

Back handsprings cause the most tumbling injuries, and require spotters to be both experienced and vigilant when supervising this activity.

Obey traffic rules and use common sense

When it comes to defensive driving, obeying traffic rules and using common sense are essential.

How long do smoke detectors last?

Next time you change the battery in your smoke detectors, be sure to check its age, as well. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, most alarms have a life span of 8-10 years.

Maintaining insurance records

It's essential to integrate records storage into your risk management plans. The old adage, “if you didn't write it down, it didn't happen” continues to prove true in court.

Child abuse: Identification, reporting, and prevention

The National Center on Child Abuse reports that 1 out of every 3 girls and 1 out of every 5 boys are victims of some form of abuse by the age of 19.