As Fall camps begin across the state of Louisiana on Monday, coaches and administrators can now take a free, elective course to better understand how to deal with the novel COVID-19 virus and the functionality of athletics through this process.
To help address some of those challenges, the National Federation of State High School Associations has developed “COVID-19 for Coaches and Administrators.”
“COVID-19 for Coaches and Administrators provides important information for conducting workouts, practices and contests as safely as possible,” said NFHS Director of Educational Services Dan Schuster.
“While we know states – and communities within states – are in different phases concerning COVID-19, we wanted to have a resource available for the interscholastic community to assist returning to activity,” said Schuster.
The NFHS Sports Medicine Advisory Committee developed “Guidance for Opening Up High School Athletics and Activities” to aide state associations during this unprecedented event. This course will present material from that document along with some other helpful information and materials to assist school administrators and coaches conduct workouts, practices and contests as safely as possible.
“This course discusses what coaches and administrators can do to limit the spread of COVID-19, including practicing hygiene and cleaning, social distancing when possible, and the importance of recording who is at each workout, practice and game to track exposure,” said Schuster.
To access the course, coaches and administrators can visit NFHSLearn.com or can click HERE.