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Coaching Resources

Below you'll find links to several tools to help you grow your league in a positive way.

Coach Job Description
Let your coaches know what you expect of them. This 'Double-Goal Coach' Job Description is a great starting place.

Positive Charting
This tool helps a coach reinforce what their players are doing right, by focusing attention on success, charting it, and discussing it as a team.

Parent-Guardian Letter
This letter to parents affirms your stance as a coach who is intent on coaching their child in a positive, no-shame way.

Coach Recruitment Program
A step-by-step guide to finding great coaches for your program, and retaining them.

Coach Evaluation Questionnaire - For Players
Skaters aren't the only ones who need feedback on their performance. This form is a way for players to evaluate their coach.

Concussion Training

The Junior Roller Derby Association takes concussion very seriously. Concussions can happen in any sport, and roller derby is no exception. We advocate that each coach and volunteer should be familiar with current concussion assessment and protocols. We want our skaters to grow up to be happy, healthy adult skaters!

CDC Heads Up Concussion Training Course

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers an outstanding online course in keeping athletes safe from concussion. It features interviews with leading experts and interactive exercises to help you recognize concussion and know how to respond if you think your skater might have a concussion.

Concussion Assessment Tool - SCAT-2

This tool is a standardized method of evaluating injured athletes for concussion and can be used for ages 10 years and older. This form should be trackside at every practice and every game for use if a concussion is suspected.

Junior Roller Derby Association.

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