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Concussion Training

Posted by Oxon Hill Boys & Girls Club at Apr 8, 2019 5:00PM PDT

For many years the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has been a driving force in in the battle to push concussion awareness in youth sports. Towards this end, they developed a unique program known as HEADS UP that is best described by this direct quote from their website:

"To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, CDC developed the HEADS UP Concussion in Youth Sports initiative to offer information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports. The HEADS UP initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion."

It is a requirement by the Oxon Hill Boys and Girls Club that all coaches and volunteers complete the online course via this link.   

 

 

 

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PGCBGC Badge Requirements

Posted by Oxon Hill Boys & Girls Club at Feb 13, 2017 4:00PM PST

The Prince George’s County Boys and Girls Club (PGCBGC) has a policy for all coaches, assistant coaches and team volunteers. It is mandatory that they all have an official PGCBGC ID Badge in order to coach and be on the field or gym floor with the team. It is imperative that they come into the PGCBGC office and get their ID Badges before the season in which they are coaching begins.

Purpose:

To clearly identify coaches that are eligible to coach during PGCBGC sanctioned sports games. Eligibility is determined by having successfully completed the American Association Education Program (ASEP) training class, ASEP test, and a background investigation. The intent of this rule is for the continued safety of the PGCBGC youth and adult participants.

Implementation:

Each coach intending to coach in an official PGCBGC sports game MUST successfully complete the ASEP training class and test and successfully pass the PGCBGC background check. The coach must display the PGCBGC coaches ID badge at ALL times while their team is on the field or court. ASEP training and the PGCBGC background check are valid for two (2) years. To retain a valid PGCBGC coaches ID badge, the coach must have a recent PGCBGC background check (within 2 years) and have taken the ASEP training within 2 years. Prior to the game, the coaches must present their PGCBGC coaches ID badge to the home team’s scorekeeper or field supervisor. The scorekeeper/field supervisor will check the PGCBGC coaches ID badge to ensure the badge is still valid and note the coach’s name in the scorebook. . All coaches on the bench must submit their PGCBGC coaches ID badges to the scorekeeper/field supervisor prior to the start of the game.

Penalties:

  • If a coach does not display AND/OR have in their possession their PGCBGC coaches ID badge, they will not be allowed to coach that game. If the coach refuses to leave the bench/field, their team will be assessed an automatic forfeit.
  • If the team does not have a head-coach or assistant coach with a valid PGCBGC coaches ID badge, that team will be assessed an automatic forfeit.
  • If a coach is deemed ineligible to coach, the coach's name will be placed on the “PGCBGC Coaches ID Badge Revocation List” and he/she will not be able to receive a new badge until his/her coaching status is reviewed. This revocation list will be maintained by the PGCBGC office and distributed to the club officials as required. If a coach's name is on the list, he/she will not be able to coach until the situation is resolved.
  • If the ID badge is lost, a new card can be obtained from the PGCBGC office upon receipt of a completed ID card with picture for a $10.00 fee.

Issues:

  • The responsibility of obtaining and maintaining completed (sanctioned, laminated with picture) ID badges is the responsibility of the member club.
  • All ID badges must be filled in completely and signed by the coach with a picture attached. (The PGCBGC will take the picture for a $5.00 fee.) The picture should be front face of head and shoulders approximately “1-1/2 to 2”. This picture is to be attached to the ID badge with the coach’s name and club printed on the reverse side of the picture. 
  • When the ID badge is completed it should be submitted to the PGCBGC office to be sanctioned and laminated.

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Coaches Code of Conduct

Posted by Oxon Hill Boys & Girls Club at Feb 13, 2017 4:00PM PST
All coaches are reminded that they are responsible for the conduct of their players. Improper conduct in the judgment of the game officials or field supervisors, on the part of any player, coach, or spectator may result in penalization, expulsion, suspension, or forfeiture of the game. The coach is responsible for the conduct of his team prior to, during and after a game.
 
Code of Conduct Letter: 
  1. If a disturbance or fight between players breaks out on the field or court, NO ONE - INCLUDING THE COACHES, TEAM ASSISTANTS, CHAIN-GANG nor PLAYERS will come onto the field or court to assist. The players on the field or court should restrain their teammates and the officials will disqualify players as needed. If coaches, team assistants, substitute players, etc come onto the field or court, they will be ejected from the game and suspended from the next scheduled game or permanently from the Prince George's County Boys and Girls Club (PGCBGC).

  2. At no time will an opposing coach make contact with an opposing player or coach. This policy is of special concern when a disturbance breaks out on the field or court and the coach rushes out on the field to break it up. The spectators do not know who the coach is and only see someone running on to the field or court and they think they should do the same. Once a parent sees a coach grab an opposing player then the parent is ready to escalate the disturbance for touching his/her child. Therefore, coaches are forbidden from running on to the field or court, except for when a time-out has been called.

  3. Any player who removes his/her football helmet and uses it as a weapon will be suspended indefinitely.

  4. There is no reason for a coach or anyone else to approach an official after the game has ended. If a coach is dissatisfied with the officiating then they should fill out an Official Evaluation Form, have it signed by their Commissioner or Club President, then submit it to the county for evaluation. The official’s name is not required. Just a brief description of the official, date of the game, location where the game was played and the time is all that is needed. The county working with the officiating organization can find out the name of the official involved. Please remember - Judgment calls can not be protested.

  5. Only authorized personnel with county issued ID badges are allowed to be on the field (with the team in front of the restraining ropes) or on the basketball court. 
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ASEP Training

Posted by Oxon Hill Boys & Girls Club at Feb 13, 2017 4:00PM PST
American Sports Education Program (ASEP) training is only available online (as of January 2011). Graduation from ASEP and the completion of a background check is mandatory to coach for a Prince George’s County Boys & Girls Club PGCBGC). ASEP Coaches Clinics are information-packed, practical, and inspiring! You will revitalize your coaching knowledge by learning new coaching skills and gaining fresh perspectives on established principles. You will share in this experience that includes: young, old, new, and veteran coaches and covers coaching techniques for all sports. “Coaching Young Athletes” is a 3-hour class designed for parents and volunteer coaches who have limited or no specific training to be a coach. This is a hands-on clinic and will help your athletes reach their greatest potential in all related sports.
 
CLASS HIGHLIGHTS
  • Coaches Role: What are the responsibilities?

  • Philosophy: How to be positive and make practices fun.

  •  Communication: How to send messages, listen better and provide helpful feedback.

  • Parent - Athletic Coach Meeting: How to be effective.

  • Teaching: Steps in teaching and how to plan.

  • Safety: Fulfilling your legal duties.

ASEP training is onlne only. There will not be any in-person, face-to-face style classrooms available. You must be logged in first with a userid and password to purchase the class. To qualify for the PGCBGC rate, you MUST choose PGCBGC as the organization. Detailed instructions follow:
  1. Go to www.asep.com
  2. Hover your mouse over “Youth” near the top of the screen
  3. Click “View My Organization’s Coaching Education Requirements”
  4. Choose the Letter “P”
  5. Scroll down to the bottom and click on Prince George’s County Boys and Girls Club
  6. Choose the course of the sport that you intend to coach by clicking on the corresponding online course icon
The online fee is $19.95 and the coaching book is included in PDF format. The interactive course can be taken at your own pace. Once the course is completed, the online test can be taken to get your immediate results. A Key Code is not required.
 
If you have any questions please contact the PGCBGC office at 301-446-6800.

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