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a. The coach should have the following information about all team members

available for the managers, trainers and staff. They should contact the parent

and/or guardian by telephone or visit the home.

i. Name of parents, address and phone numbers

ii. Telephone numbers for:

1. Licensed physician

2. Ambulance

3. Hospital

b. When there is an injury, follow the American Red Cross suggestion, “Make the

patient as comfortable as possible, and eliminate the possibility of any further

injury.” It is very important to know what to do and equally important to know

what not to do.

c. Medical attention should be secured as quickly as possible for injuries. Proper

transportation for an injured player should be provided. The coach should always

expect the worst of an injury and this will avoid many problems. The coach must

consider all injuries to be serious unless a licensed physician determines the injury

to be “minor.” The licensed physician must be the first to diagnose the player’s

condition; the coach should not consider treating a serious injury.

d. The coach and high school trainer employed by the district must follow the

licensed physician’s recommendations.

e. An injured athlete’s parent(s) or guardian(s) must be notified as soon as possible

if an injury requires treatment by a licensed physician.

f. Any athlete(s) who have experienced an injury requiring them to see a licensed

physician will not be allowed to return to practice or competition without a

written release from a licensed physician. All written release forms will be turned

into the athletic trainer/athletic injury assistant by the athlete. The athletic

trainer/athletic injury assistant will notify the coach.

g. Licensed physician is defined in the Health Issues Section of this handbook.

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