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Liberty Mutual Information
The Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports program supports volunteer youth sports coaches and parents who help our children succeed both on and off the field. Find valuable resources and information at ResponsibleSports.com.
DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS COVERAGE
To apply for Directors &Officers Coverage, visit www.esixglobal.com/usavolleyball
As you may know, there exists potential personal liability against directors, officers, employees and volunteers of your non-profit organization for activities, responsibilities and decisions associated with your Club. Unlike General Liability insurance, Club Directors and Officers Coverage provides protection for your personal assets in the event you are held personally liable for any wrongful act, error or omission in your capacity as a director, officer, employee or volunteer. It also provides protection for Non-profit Clubs if named as a defendant in a lawsuit.
Our general observation is that many of our Clubs may not be properly insured for these potential exposures. In order to address this issue, our insurance broker, ESIX has negotiated a program that offers broad protection for this exposure at very competitive rates. An electronic platform has been created to make application and payment process easy and quick. Briefly, a $1 million limit of protection may be purchased by each individual non-profit Club to protect all directors, officers, employees and volunteers of that non-profit Club for $575 annually. Gross annual receipts must be under $1,000,000 and the club must have 5 or less employees. A $2,000,000 liability limit can be purchased for $875.
The policy effective date will be standardized with a common expiration date of 11/1/2013.
Entertainment and Sports Insurance EXperts provide resources to better understand directors and officers insurance needs and policy information. If you have questions or special needs, please call ESIX representative, Sarah Jones at 678.324.3313 or by email at email@example.com.
Visit www.umn.edu/~hyss to view youth sport nutrition guidelines, and find other resources from ongoing research.
JOURNAL OF NUTRITION EDUCATION AND BEHAVIOR
Exploring Parent Perceptions of the Food Environment in Youth Sport
NEW from CDC: FAQs about Baseline Testing among Young Athletes
- State specific laws and policies regarding concussions: Implementing Return to Play
SafeSport: Where Your Game Plan Starts
The USOC, under the guidance of Malia Arrington, has launched the SafeSport initiative. This is a multi-faceted program to provide information, education, and guidelines - which will launch during the first quarter of 2012. The SafeSport Website will be a centralized resource for our sport community – coaches, organizations, parents and athletes. It will house the SafeSport Toolkit which will include sample policies and procedures, reporting procedures, trends, case studies, and tips from the field and audit practices. The SafeSport Handbook will be a set of guidelines and sample policies built around the risk factors for maltreatment. The SafeSport Training and Certification is viewed as the cornerstone of the SafeSport initiative. The 90 minute training will cover approximately twenty modules on several topics including definitions and signs of athlete maltreatment, risk factors, applicant screening and background checking, travel and reporting procedures. The introductory video created with Athlete Safety Alliance (ASA) may be viewed at http://staging.safesport.org/sample-video/sample1.htm.
- CDC online training for coaches: Concussions
- ESIX: Concussion Fast Facts
- Free Course on Concussion Management (only takes 20 minutes) *Click on Course/Free Course and select Concussion or Parent Course
- NEW: Even while the US National Soccer teams are busily preparing for the Olympic Games in London, the US Soccer Federation worked with CDC to help get concussion information into the hands of soccer coaches, athletes, and parents. Check out the materials at: http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/sports_specific.html.
- NEW: Also, thanks to the US Olympic Team’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Cindy Chang, all U.S. Olympic Team medical staff got a Heads Up on concussion through the CDC/NFL online training on concussion in sports for health care professionals. Check it out at: http://www.preventingconcussions.org/.
USA Volleyball Webinars
Increasing Contacts Per Hour -- Join USAV’s John Kessel in this free webinar on getting what motor learning scientists call “increasing opportunities to respond.” After getting the best feedback possible, the other biggest key to improving or changing skill is in getting actual gamelike touches on the volleyball – DOING and not watching. Listen in at your convenience 24/7 and start getting more learning going on in the same amount of time in your gym!
Recipe for Club Growth - Joining USAV’s John Kessel are Jimmy Peden, Palmetto RVA commissioner and /director of Club South, Michael Fletcher, Club A5 and Eric Hodgson of Club Zia and a staff member of the Arizona RVA of USAV. Over 100 years of club volleyball growing experiences are shared in a best practices way.
Meaningful Competition & the Competitive Cauldron - Join Jason Trepanier from Canada’s Ontario Volleyball Association, and John Kessel of USA Volleyball, in this free USAV webinar covering ideas in creating meaningful competition for all ages in both beach and indoor play. Also ideas and tips in developing a competitive cauldron for your team. For the USAV developed Competitive Cauldron grids, scroll down to 10.09.09 in the USAV Grassroots BEST PRACTICES button.
Talent and the Secret Life of Teams - Listen in on Terry Pettit’s insights into his volleyball book, by the same title of this webinar. Terry had to call in by cell phone and is a bit distant on the mic but he shares some great thoughts on a wide range of volleyball topics. Skip forward 4 minutes into the webinar, unless you want to hear me solving the tech problems of getting Terry to connect in. You can read much more about Terry and order his book at http://terrypettit.com
How to Grow Your Program - Dave Thomas from USA Swimming and Tim McCune, Director of USA Volleyball’s Development department share over 40 years of ideas in growing programs all over America.
FUNDAMENTAL Volleyball: Level One - Bringing to life the popular article “FUNDAMENTAL Volleyball, John Kessel of USA Volleyball shares core principles and ideas in strengthening the mental side of the game, as part one of a two part series. Tim Engels will share part two in Spring 2011.
Attacking the Recruiting Process - Join Chris Meade, Co-founder of VolleyballRecruits.net and VR.net Director Amanda Millard in this great overview of the whole recruiting process. Check out lots more up-to-date recruiting information and articles shared at:
Athlete Safeguards – Listen in with the Chair of USA Volleyball’s Athlete Safeguard Commission, Dr. Cecile Reynaud of Florida State University as she shares the commission’s insights into providing a safer training and competition environment for volleyball players and supporting members.