Rehearsed Catastrophic Emergency Plan: A Coach’s Duty

The Cheerleading Uniforms blog published Rehearsed Catastrophic Emergency Plan: A Coach’s Duty, written by the founder of the National Cheer Safety Foundation, Kimberly Archie.

It is a coach’s legal and moral responsibility to plan in advance for timely, injury appropriate response when a catastrophic emergency occurs. A rehearsed catastrophic emergency plan is a crucial part of managing risk in sport. After the review of more than 1000 catastrophic sport injury reports between 1982 and 2012, one pattern stood out like a sore thumb: Programs lacked a rehearsed catastrophic emergency plan.