It’s the foundation
The CoachSafely Foundation, based in Birmingham, AL, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed to mitigate the youth sports injury epidemic, as defined by the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; to research and advocate for best practices and policies that prevent youth sports injuries; and to educate youth coaches and promote their role in helping athletes aged 14 and under stay active, healthy and safe through their participation in youth sports.
It’s the training course
The CoachSafely training course is evidence-based and peer-reviewed to meet the standards of Alabama’s 2018 CoachSafely Law. It was developed in collaboration with the Andrews Research & Education Foundation, founded by renowned orthopedic surgeon James Andrews.
The course, powered by state-of-the-art learning management system InjureFree, consists of video modules covering these subjects:
- Coaching the Youth Athlete
- Emergencies in Athletics
- Emergency Preparedness
- Overuse Injuries
- Unique Conditions in the Child Athlete
- Communicable and Infectious Diseases
- Mental Health