Coaches & Team Staff
HDYFC/AYF requires all Coaches and team staff members to take two free courses online.
The first being "CDC Heads Up To Youth Sports" and
the second being "Heat Illness Prevention".
Click on the below links to begin courses.
**First, Log on to:
HEADS UP to Youth Sports: Online Training
Go to “Online Concussion Training”
Click on “Coaches”.
Get prepared for the new season in less than 30 minutes
HEADS UP Concussion in Youth Sports is a free, online course available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion. It features interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics and interactive exercises, and compelling storytelling to help you recognize a concussion and know how to respond if you think that your athlete might have a concussion.
Once you complete the training and quiz, you can print out a certificate, making it easy to show your league or school you are ready for the season.
This course will help you:
Understand a concussion and the potential consequences of this injury,
Recognize concussion signs and symptoms and how to respond,
Learn about steps for returning to activity (play and school) after a concussion, and
Focus on prevention and preparedness to help keep athletes safe season-to-season.
We can help athletes stay active and healthy by knowing the facts about concussion and when it is safe for athletes to return to play.
This training works best on an up-to-date computer (for example, one with a multi core processor) with a broadband internet connection, as well as an up-to-date web browser and operating system. Older computers may crash while using the training resulting in a loss of your progress through the training. Please do not close or refresh your browser as this will restart the training. The system does not collect any personal information or track or record any individual’s use of this training, so if you need to exit the training, you will be returned to the start of the training.
At the end of the training, you will be able to print one or more copies and/or save an electronic version of your certificate of completion to your desktop. In order to print your certificate of completion, please use the print button found within the training. You will not be able to print the certificate using your tool bar or keyboard. While this training does run on smart phones and tablets, a printer connection or a PDF writer is needed to print your certificate of completion.
**Second, Log on to:
Scroll to the bottom of the page to “Elective Courses”
Click on “Heat Illness Prevention”.
Heat Illness Prevention
Exertional heat stroke is the leading cause of preventable death in high school athletics. Exertional heat stroke also results in thousands of emergency room visits and hospitalizations throughout the nation each year. This free course, brought to you by EAS Sports Nutrition, a division of Abbott Labs, is designed to give you the critical information you need to minimize the risk of exertional heat stroke among your athletes. The course presents seven fundamentals, which when followed, will minimize heat related illnesses of the students who participate.
Upon completion of the courses, please forward a copy of each certificate to:
Hesperia_Sting@yahoo. Enter YOUR NAMEand COURSE NAME in the e-mail subject.
Please contact your Chapter President, Commissioner or Athletic Director for any questions or any additional information you may need.