Today is the official launch of our SCORE - Saving and Creating Better Athletes - program. This program has been designed to give all school athletes tools to help them succeed in all areas of their lives. The goal of the SCORE program is to create athletes who are not only better prepared to participate in sport and excel but also create athletes who are able to reduce the risk of injury and deal with injury and emergency situations if they do occur.
The SCORE program consists of the following.
First Aid & CPR Certification
In the case of any emergency having someone present who is able to perform CPR and administer life saving first aid can be the difference between life and death. Having these skills is not only applicable to those in sport but is a great life skill. Student athletes will be certified in CPR, AED and First Aid.
The importance of having first aid and CPR is great, however without the knowledge of how to recognize common sports injuries those skills are not useful. We offer numerous injury recognition seminars including concussion recognition. musculoskeletal injuries, anaphylactic reactions, spinal injuries, heat illness and medical episodes such as cardiac arrest, diabetes, and asthma.
Sport Taping & Strapping
If you want to learn unique and practical taping techniques for most common sports injuries. Participants learn proper taping procedures, when to tape and when not to, taping versus bracing, as well as have the opportunity to practice different taping techniques for all parts of the body.
Seminars will increase athletes awareness of health and safety topics. Participants will gain knowledge on how to perform at peak levels as well as knowledge to use in everyday life. Topics include nutrition, injury prevention, drugs in sport and mental training skills such as goal setting.
Student Trainer Course
For those students who wish to expand their knowledge of sports medicine or who are wanting to pursue a career in sports medicine this is the place to start. This course is comprised of three parts: First Aid and CPR certification, Sport Taping and Strapping and our Managing Injuries—A Trainer’s Responsibility.
By creating an athlete that not only has the skills to compete on the playing field or gym, but who now has the knowledge as to how injury prevention and management plays a role in athletic success. The SCORE program truly makes athletes - student athletes as it gives direct education applicable to sport that they can carry over into every day life.