Safety and injury prevention is a top priority for all sporting organisations. Along with safety guidelines for your sport and good coaching practices, club volunteers can benefit from training in this area.
For safety practises, contact your state or national body first. In most cases, they’ll have policies and guidelines in place for your sport.
Sports Medicine Australia has a range of resources and training courses to help increase your knowledge of sports safety, including:
- Training courses – beginners to advanced
- Injury fact sheets – including asthma management, dental injuries and ankle injuries
- Sport fact-sheets – sport-specific safety advice
- Policies and guidelines – on hot weather, older adults, infectious disease, and more.
- Sports injury reporting – templates to assist with data collection, reporting and prevention.
The Office of Sport has practical workshops in sports taping, first aid, injury prevention and more.
Get involved in Smart Play’s national sport safety and injury prevention program, which aims to reduce the incidence and severity of sport injuries.
Find out everything you need to know about concussion at Sports Medicine Australia.