Sport Safety Policies Archive

Below is a table with the summary of the changes made in the most recent update.

Last Update: August 4, 2021

State Old Rank New Rank Old Score New Score Change Score Areas Changed
Colorado 49 48 36.00 40.8 +4.8 Emergency Preparedness

  • – On-site emergency equipment that may be needed in an emergency situation should be listed
  • – Coaching education required as part of coaching certification on topics relating to preventing sudden death in sport
Florida 4 1 76.20 87.67 +11.47 Traumatic Head Injuries

  • – Comprehensive training and education for coaches (ie Heads Up Football or equivalent)- Football Coaches 

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

  • – AED should be stored in a safe place

Emergency Preparedness

  • – Plan should specify documentation actions that need to be taken post emergency
  • – Requires appropriate supervision (i.e., coach certified in CPR/First Aid with education on the prevention of sudden death in sport or an Athletic Trainer onsite)
Hawaii 6 5 71.33 75.33 +4 Emergency Preparedness

  • – Coaching education required as part of coaching certification on topics relating to preventing sudden death in sport
Iowa 45 42 39 43 +4 Emergency Preparedness

  • – Coaching education required as part of coaching certification on topics relating to preventing sudden death in sport
Kansas 29 23 50.35 54.35 +4 Emergency Preparedness

  • – Coaching education required as part of coaching certification on topics relating to preventing sudden death in sport
Louisiana 11 7 65 71 +6 Heat

  • – Cold Water Immersion tubs for onsite cooling for all warm weather practices
  • – If exertional heat stroke is suspected, onsite cooling using cold water immersion before transport to the hospital
Montana 50 50 33.25 37.25 +4 Emergency Preparedness

  • – Coaching education required as part of coaching certification on topics relating to preventing sudden death in sport
North Dakota 47 46 38.00 42.00 +4 Emergency Preparedness

  • – Coaching education required as part of coaching certification on topics relating to preventing sudden death in sport
Pennsylvania 31 38 49 45 -4 Emergency Preparedness

  • – CPR/AED and First Aid training required for all coaches (points deducted during this audit)
Virginia 24 20 53.4 57.4 +4

Emergency Preparedness

  • – Coaching education required as part of coaching certification on topics relating to preventing sudden death in sport
Wyoming 48 47 37 41 +4 Emergency Preparedness

  • – Coaching education required as part of coaching certification on topics relating to preventing sudden death in sport

 

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