ERIC Number: ED260074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
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Coaches Guide to Sport Law.
Nygaard, Gary; Boone, Thomas H.
This guide focuses on the legal responsibilities of coaches and physical educators, but much of the content is equally applicable to those who teach sports skills in other recreational settings. The guide presents the legal duties of the coach or teacher. The content is drawn from a review of sport lawsuits (or sports injury litigation) over the past eight years. The following topics are covered: (1) negligence and a coach's legal duties; (2) supervision; (3) planning; (4) warning of risks of activities; (5) providing a safe environment; (6) evaluating players for injury or incapacity; (7) matching and equating participants; (8) first aid and emergency medical procedure; (9) player, official, and spectator rights; and (10) record keeping, transportation, and insurance. (JD)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Athletic Coaches, First Aid, Injuries, Legal Responsibility, Physical Education Teachers, Recordkeeping, Recreation Legislation, Safety, Team Sports, Torts
Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc., Box 5076, Champaign, IL 61820 ($12.00).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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