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Player Wellbeing

Links to training necessary to keep players safe.

At Little League TT we are committed to creating a game environment for our young players that is the very best for their development and wellbeing. In order to do that we ask that every coach, academy staff and official parent volunteer complete certified courses in Safeguarding and at least two staff/volunteers for each team are certified in First Aid and Concussion Training. With adequate training and knowledge in conjunction with adherence to our Codes of Conduct we hope that all players will be well protected mentally, physically and emotionally and nothing will get in the way of the development of their game and the fulfilment of their potential as footballers.

Safeguarding

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment

  • preventing harm to children’s health or development

  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care

  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.

All coaching staff and official volunteers must show proof of Safeguarding training with a reputable provider. Please see some of the options we promote:

In person training with the TTFA

Basics of Safeguarding (Alison.com)
Safeguarding in Sport (NSPCC)

Knowing what to look out where Safeguarding is concerned and knowing where and how to report it is integral in keeping our players safe. Once you complete the course and are registered with the league we ask that you actively keep an eye out for any Safeguarding breaches or concerns at league games or among teams or players and report them to both Little League TT and the TTFA Safeguarding Team.

First Aid

It is imperative that each team has a staff member or parent volunteer who is present, trained, certified and ready to step in if ​there is a need for First Aid. These parents and staff members must show proof of certification in order to join the roster. 

Please see some of the certification options we promote:

T&T Red Cross First Aid Training

UWI First Aid Training
CPR, AED and First Aid (Alison)

Concussion

Football is a contact sport, which means there is ample opportunity for concussions to occur. We mandate that at least one staff member or parent volunteer present at each game is certified in Concussion Training.

Please see some of the certification options we promote:

​CDC Heads Up Concussion Training
NFHS Concussion in Sports Training

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