As a coach it is your responsibility to be in charge of a
group of players, to ensure that they are able to play volleyball in a safe
Their are some potential hazards and these are listed below:
Facilities and Equipment
Floor : Make sure the floor is clean of loose objects and grit.
- The Walls : Free of objects sticking out and are their any
doors which open onto the play area.
- The Equipment : Are the posts fixed down securely to the
floor and are their any dangerous ropes below head height.
Control and Supervision
As a coach you need to be aware of the following factors
which has a direct influence on safety.
- 1) Net infringements should be pulled up to avoid injury and
- 2) Skill levels of players should be taken into consideration, so
that unskilled players are not coming up against a skilled player smashing
directly at them.
- 3) Loose balls should be put to one side of the court and balls
should not be allowed to roll into an area when a player is jumping
- 4) Before every practice a warm is vital in helping prevent
As a coach your main responsibility is to know where you
can find the nearest first aid person available. If you suspect a head, back or
neck injury do not attempt to move them remember most volleyball injuries are
soft tissue injuries.
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