The GCAA is making it MANDATORY for all baseball and softball coaches to become certified in CPR and AED training for the upcoming season. At least two coaching adults from each team MUST be certified for this season.
If you have gone in the past, your certification is only good for 2 years. You must renew it if you did not attend a class last year.
In conjunction with the GCAA's efforts, Winthrop University Hospital is offering the CPR/AED course at Winthrop Wellness Pavilion, 1300 Franklin Avenue, Suite ML5 (aka Healthtrax Bldg)
There is a discounted cost for the class which includes a take home learning kit. Upon completion of the course you will be certified for 2 years. Additionally, as part of the course you will receive information on concussion injuries and how to cope with athletes that have asthma. The price is $25.00, cash or check (made out to Winthrop University Hospital.)
The contact information for the course is as follows:
Coordinator for Community Training at Winthrop
You MUST pre-register to ensure the class sizes have enough instructors.
Next Classes are...
Tue 03/08/2016 6:00p – 9:00p
Tue 04/04/2016 6:00p – 9:00p
Tue 05/09/2016 6:00p – 9:00p
To register call Don Wang at 516-663-4455 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Other classes will be scheduled in the coming months. Please make it a priority to attend if you plan on coaching for the upcoming spring season.
Upcoming Free Seminars...
Winthrop University Hospital is hosting a Youth Sport Safety Lecture Series throughout the 2015-2016 school year.
Their last educational lecture for the 2015-2016 school year will be held on Monday, May 9th, 2016 @ 7pm at the Winthrop-University Hospital Research and Academic Center in Mineola (101 Mineola Blvd., Mineola, Room G-108 Section B). This lecture is titled Alcohol, Drugs, and The Athlete. This event will feature members from their Sports Medicine Team.