Safety should be the number one priority whenever dealing with athletes or sporting events because a life threatening accident could happen at any time. It is crucial to have people around who are trained in CPR and First Aid to act quickly if there is an emergency with one of your players. Some of the situations where first aid or CPR training would be needed are:
- An athlete collapses due to heatstroke
- Broken bones
- Asthma attack
These are just some examples of the things that might happen to your athletes during or after the game. As the leader on the field, it is important that the coach has knowledge of CPR and basic First Aid.
Being prepared and willing to act is very important. An emergency can happen anytime and you want to make sure that you are ready for whatever situation comes your way.
American BLS provides free CPR training for coaches. All coaches should take our FREE CPR Course and our Free First Aid Course and learn how to act in the event of a tragic injury. Accidents can happen both on and off the field.
Need to get certified in CPR/BLS or First Aid?
Many organizations such as schools or recreation departments, require coaches to be certified in CPR and First Aid. American BLS offers online CPR certification for coaches and online First Aid certification for coaches.
After you take the free course, you are eligible for professional certification. Certification options start at $14.95. To receive your certification, you must pass the CPR exam which is administered after the course. If you wish to get certified, use the promo code “COACH89”. Certification normally costs $18.95 so make sure to use the discount promo code to get your coach’s discount.
Certification includes a printable certification card and a wallet card that is signed by the instructor and mailed within one business day. CPR training for coaches is very important. To start the free course, Create an Account or Login.