Launch the Heads Up Course and give it your attention. It is short. Get the app as well.
Volunteer coaches need to take this course too. The course is one that meets the requirements for scholastic coaches concerning the mandates of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania pertaining to concussion. Another course is required for cardiac education.
Every coach, Every year
These courses cannot be taken before July 1st of each year. Coaches don’t have to renew these for each season or sport they coach, but must complete one concussion course and the cardiac course before their first season of coaching. If you took the course last year you still have to take it this year.
Turn those certificates in.
Sport Safety International has partnered with the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society to offer the ConcussionWise series of educational programs. These programs have been peer-reviewed and are consistent with the latest science and practical applications regarding the prevention and management of concussion. ConcussionWise™ AT for Athletic Trainers This version of ConcussionWise™ AT is at this link.
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Learning Center is an education tool that offers courses to high school coaches, administrators, officials, students, and parents. It provides a variety of program initiatives that reach the 18,500 high schools and over 11 million students involved in athletic and activity programs.
CARDIAC COURSES: (Only need to take one of the cardiac courses.)
CardiacWise Online Education, Sport Safety International
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Training from NFHSLearn: Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the number one cause of death in the United States for student athletes during exercise. Caused by a structural or electrical problem.
It is vital for kids, guardians, teachers and all citizens to grow in their understanding of how to prevent perscription drug abuse. This topic is covered in this course from Everfi.
Getting students started is easy.
- Go to everfi.com/register to register to get started.
- Once already registered, just enter this code: b40085b4 to their dashboard.
Curriculum guide is seven pages.
Tip: Just take the course and experience it for yourself rather than reading about its educational insights and curriculum.Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention.CurriculumGuide
One in three teens believe it is okay to use prescription drugs once in a while.Presciption Drug Abuse Prevention.OnePager
Click the arrow in the box to turn the pages within the PDFsPDAP_Choosing an Evidence-Informed Curriculum
Registration GuideStudent Reg Guide
Click the image above or the following link, http://weareopen.coop/badgebootcamp/. Seems as if this is a five-day, drip, email course. No charge. Comes from a co-op in the UK.
Test your knowledge, and the delivery of these questions and answers concerning aquatic’s safety and surf knowledge by taking these four multiple choice quizzes for a whirl. They are new and may need to be edited. Your suggestions and feedback is desired.
Every question has an opportunity to comment. You do need to register with a username and password. You need to take the tests in order.
Level 1 Quiz for SKWIM’s surf safety:
Level 2 Quiz for SKWIM’s surf safety:
Level 3 Quiz for SKWIM’s surf safety:
Level 4 Quiz for SKWIM’s surf safety:
The Montour Aqua Club shows its teamwork with a cheer on the pool deck with Coach Kathi. What does your team’s teamwork look like? Your photos and stories can be shared in the comments here.
Our event and visit to the historic, Citiparks’ Oliver Bath House on South Side was a big success.
Extended Game Video
Pittsburgh, a sports town, needs to support its citizens, families and athletes in efficient, economical ways so programs and individuals thrive. Improving the city’s recreational landscape, especially for the often neglected sectors of the city, requires the building of the appropriate political will in these human endeavors. Furthermore, the building and changes must include a suite of collective beliefs in technical aspects.
All in all, the quagmire becomes a design problem with complicated, multi-dimensional aspects that spans age groups, abilities, interests, facilities, institutions, and budgets.
Pittsburgh’s sports overhaul is a wicked design challenge.
A report on design thinking deﬁnes wicked design challenges as a “class of social system problems which are ill-formulated, where the information is confusing, where there are many clients and decision makers with conﬂicting values, and where the ramiﬁcations in the whole system are thoroughly confusing” (Churchman, 1967 , p. 141).
One positive outcome is the building of a collective belief, especially among consequential stakeholders. Municipal government, county services, school districts, coaches, volunteers, college admissions ofﬁcers, employers, educators, families and learners are needed for engagement and eventual prosperity.
The challenge of building a collective belief is a far more complicated design challenge than making a new slogan with team t-shirts.
The courses, interactions, pathways, playlists and experiences at Play.CLOH.org offer visual designs with digital badges, yet the movement is surprisingly complex. Badge system design demands more effort than a series of web activities and services. As Play.CLOH.org efforts are designed to function across institutional and other types of boundaries, the meta mission with an entire open badge infrastructure makes the complexity of the struggle and its design task exponentially confusing.
These events are optional and extra and are NOT a part of the normal Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Summer Dreamers events. Families are invited to participate in the following community events on your own. No transportation is provided by PPS. Questions should be sent to Coach Mark Rauterkus, 412-298-3432, (cell) or Mark@Rauterkus.com.
Downtown Parade for Pittsburgh’s Bicentennial down Liberty Avenue, Saturday, July 9, 2016. Arrive after 10 am. Parade begins at 11 am. After the parade, play aquatic games at Northside, Citiparks’ Sue Murray Swim Pool, Cedar Avenue, across from the Giant Eagle / Sunoco gas station.
Tip: Our parade position and meet-up is going to be at Liberty Ave and 11th Street. We will meet behind a school bus that is to be decorated for PPS and the Pittsburgh Promise.
Tip 2: Park your car, if you drive, near CAPA or else on the Northside by the swim pool. then walk to Liberty Avenue and 11th, near the Strip District.
Swimmers from Summer Dreamers with Athletes United for Clean Air are going to march with Pittsburgh Public Schools and the Pittsburgh Promise to celebrate the city’s history.
Update: Due to parade protocol, the message for the parade is about Pittsburgh Public Schools and Summer Dreamers — and not about, “Go USA! Go Leah!”
Olympic schedule insights:
Cheer for Leah Smith and Katie Ledecki as they race together in Rio on:
- Sunday, August 7th – women’s 400m freestyle prelims/final
- Wednesday, August 10th – women’s 800m freestyle relay prelims/final
- Thursday, August 11th – women’s 800m freestyle prelims
- Friday, August 12th – women’s 800m freestyle finals
- Prelims begin at 10 am EASTERN time while Semis & Finals begin at 7 pm EASTERN.
More Swimming, Water Polo and SKWIM opportunities in Pittsburgh this summer:
- Tuesdays, 6 to 7:30 pm, Citiparks Ammon Rec Pool, Bedford & Memory Lane, Hill District
- Wednesdays, 6 to 7:30 pm, Citiparks Ammon Rec Pool, Bedford & Memory Lane, Hill District
- Thursdays, 6 to 7:30 pm, Citiparks Sue Murray Pool, Cedar Ave. Northside
* Additional events always published at the open google calendar at CLOH.org.
See the 47 exercises in the warm-up routine. This is the first post that blends the wiki and the blog. Photos and videos for all exercises are expected in the days and weeks to come.
- Start with the chin on the chest. Slowly, easily, calm-like, move the head around the shoulders.
- Do some to the one direction and then reverse. Okay to look far to the right, then far to the left.
- Okay to look far up, and then far down. Heads need to be attached to the bodies. When the neck is hurt or injured, comfort is absent. The mind leads, the body follows.
- Could do variation with 1 roll to right and then 1 roll to left. Body is complicated in holding one’s head in place. We need our heads to be in the game. Water polo players have head on a swivel!
- Put both arms on one side of body. Kick opposite leg to the arm side while swinging the arms in front to the side of the kicking leg while standing on the other leg. Kick higher. Twist farther. Kick and hold for 3 seconds. Kick and re-kick higher. Point toes on kick. Flex foot on kick.
- The spine and back are precious, often a place for injury, especially if conditioning isn’t done. Have a backbone!
- Other direction with other leg and motion.
- Stand on one leg. Swing the other forward and then backwards in toe to heel directions.
- While seated hold two hands on one foot with one hand on toes and other hand on the heel. Spin to loosen foot, ankle and other soft tissue for increase flexibility and warm-up. Often done while sitting. Could be done while standing. Kicking speed is about flexible flippers. The tail fin of a fish or shark moves the water for propulsion.
- Spin the toes in the other direction. Change to or from counter-clockwise to the other direction.
- Could micro-manage what foot to grasp and what direction to spin.
- Place tops of feet and toe nails onto ground with knees bent and body weight on the feet. Works on toe point and quad flexibility. Can have a soft surface or towel, with or without shoes. Can ask swimmers to lay back with head then shoulders to the ground with legs bent fully at the knees.
- Legs! Feet! Whatever is tight gets attention with this position. Do it at night and in the morning in a soft bed or with a pillow and improve your comfort in a week’s time.
- Full range of motion with shoulder swinging so it touches the ear. Hand goes past hip at bottom of circle. Do some slow, some medium and some fast. With or without milk jugs as weights.
- ROM = Range Of Motion. Shoulders and backs are points of power when attached to the base of the body and core.
- The sideways 8 is also a math symbol for infinity.
- Begin with hand down with hands near pockets. Swing arms up the sides and touch overhead with the back of the hands together. Shrug the shoulders and pinch the ears with every movement.
- Hold one thumb in the other hand and keep the arms straight. Lift the arms from the shoulder and back. At the bottom, let go of the thumb and allow the arm to swing past the hips to the back before stopping.
- Start in a T position with hands outstretched. Bring the hands together, always keeping them as high as the shoulders. Hug yourself. Swing them apart and try to clap and touch the hands together at shoulder height.
- One arm swings forward while the other swings backwards, in the opposite direction.
- The one arm that was moving forward goes in reverse and the opposite arm goes the opposite direction too.
- The rotator cuff gets attention with arm forward and slightly down. Twist.
28) Wrist door-knob closeEdit
- Close the door knob.
- Handshake up motion. Quickly lift the hand. Shake.
- Handshake down.
- With wrist range of motion, spin or twist wrist, both directions. Stretch fingers to back of forearms of both tops and bottoms. Do one hand. Or, do both hands together.
- Palm up motion with hands. Sculling and pulling on the water takes strong forearm coordination to get the hands pitched in the proper positions throughout the underwater pulling stroke.
- Palm down shake. Passing the ball and even a disk ends with the finger tips and wrist flick.
- Hands control our pencils, keyboards, water polo balls and even give a grip on the water — one of the hardest elements to grab and control.
- Do sit ups all different ways. Bent leg, straight leg, crunches, legs apart, twisting at top. twisting at bottom, pike, and elevated flutter kicks, and rower style are a few.
- Lay on floor with face down. Interlock fingers under the chin. Keep hips down but lift upper body and shoulders so the elbows get straight and hands are stationary. Look to the sky. Look to the sides. Stretch the abs and move the back with smooth and slower motions.
- Prone, with head and upper body down along the floor, lift your thighs and feet up. Do both legs. Then single leg lifts.
- Sit with one leg straight. The other leg bends at the knee and the foot of the bent leg crosses onto or else over the straight leg. Bend your head lower to the straight knee. Hold the stretch for time, even up to 2 minutes.
- Switch legs so the other leg gets straight and move to stetch that hamstring.
- In a sitting position, bend both knees and put the soles of the feet against each other. Pull your feet close to your bottom. Gently stretch by pressing the bent knees closer to the floor. Easy on the groin muscles.
- Sitting, bring a bent knee to touch the ear.
- Hold knee to ear. Then twist and touch the knee to the other ear.
- Could be done standing if advanced for balance.
- Do the same with the other leg to one ear, then the other ear. Inserts a twist to the back and neck.
- Standing, move arms in a backstroke form like Missy Franklin. The recover with fast handspped so quickly that the fingers are a blur. Then do some double-arm backstroke to cool down. Make a bent elbow pull.
- Standing, do the motions for a breastroke underwater pull out that follows a dive: Dive, glide, pull, glide, kick-arm-head, come to the top, start to swim. Then do 15 strokes of breastroke making a small pulling pattern and breath with every pull. Glide with hands forward in a “V.”
- Standing, make the arms swim like freestyle as fast as Cullen Jones. Take 10 strokes without a breath and the head looking forward and still. Then breath on one side. Other side. Then both sides, ever 5th arm recover. Then 3rd. Finish the race with out a breath, touching the wall on your side and then give a fist pump and sign of emotion.
- Stand on one leg and lift the toes of that standing leg off of the ground to balance on the heel.
- Stand on one leg and lift the heel of that standing leg off of the floor. Balance on the toes.
- Feet flat on the floor, bend down into a deep squat like the Pirates starting catcher, #55, Russell Martin. Stay there for extended time. Put knees apart then together. Keep feet flat.
What are your goals for summer?
Making the decision to use Jedi-Like Lifeguards, or else, Well-Rounded Lifeguards as the name for the digital badges at Play.CLOH.org.
Hearing that Disney is protective of the Jedi name. Hence, this image below is going to be retired. Perhaps the Jedi-Like Lifeguards name can be used in the future after a dozen lifeguards from Pittsburgh go to work at Disney Water Parks.
- LiveCode is with both an open source and commercial versions.
It might take a year to do the associated tasks with each of these proposed digital badges. They progress, of course, from easy to more difficult.
The focus goes beyond the technology and the computer programming. This aim is to also blend in sports and personal development.
Each stage has other skills beyond LiveCode in the mix as well. Editing wiki pages, using teleconference tools and making changes to networked concept maps are part of the process.