Sherrelwood Little League: Coaches Corner

Tuesday, March 10
Keeping your team informed
Hey Coaches! Are you looking for a great way to communicate with your team? Create a Facebook page or Twitter for team. Ask a parent or even one of your players to keep it up to date with practice times, game schedules & other important info! 

Saturday, March 14
Mandatory Concussion Training

Did you know that Colorado passed a law known as "Jake Snakenberg Youth Concussion Act" and went into effect Jan. 1, 2012. Basically, the law will require:

  • youth athletes between the ages of 11-18 must be immediately removed from a game or practice if a concussion is suspected
  • athletes will need written medical clearance to return to play
  • athletic trainers can supervise the return-to-play protocol after medical clearance is obtained
  • coaches must receive annual concussion training, including private non-profit volunteer coaches (Little League, Pop Warner, etc)

Here's the link to the law:

http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2011a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont/A9CE9CEE12645CAA8725780800800D80?Open&file=040_enr.pdf

I received the following link from one of the local city parks and recreations department. They used this link which according to them meets the requirements as stated in the law. At the end of the video it will produce a certificate to show that you completed the training.

http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/headsup/training/headsupconcussion.html



Tuesday, April 14
Fields & Dugouts
Coaches: Please have your teams clean up after each game by throwing away all trash on the field and dugout. Do not leave trash behind for someone else. Home team is responsible for putting out the bases and storing them after each game ON THE SHELVES in the concession stand. Your players can handle all of this, please have them join in!