What Does Your Coach Know?
Researchers quizzed 70 youth coaches on topics ranging from exercise physiology, practice design, hydration, nutrition, basic first aid and acute injury management, concussion care, and strength training. While the majority tested well on first aid and CPR knowledge, most coaches scored poorly on questions related to hydration and concussion care. With over 40 million children in the United States participating in organized sports, the demand for coaches and volunteers is greater than ever. The researchers hope this information will help coaches become more knowledgeable on ways to keep youth athletes both safe and healthy.
American Council on Exercise, February 2014