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Southeastern Program of Recreational Team Sports

Background Check, Concussion, and SafeSport Training

Coach Requirements

Thank you for volunteering to coach with S.P.O.R.T.S.!


Background Checks

S.P.O.R.T.S. requires all head and assistant coaches to complete a background check (link below) every three years. Once selected to coach, the S.P.O.R.T.S. office will determine which coaches require a new or updated background check. If a background check is needed, volunteers will be emailed by our background check provider, The Advocates at Verified Volunteers, directly with a link to complete the screening.  

Concussion Training
S.P.O.R.T.S. requires all head and assistant coaches to complete a concussion training course every three years. If concussion training is required, the S.P.O.R.T.S. office will contact you via email. PLEASE NOTE:  FOOTBALL COACHES ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A DIFFERENT CONCUSSION TRAINING COURSE* 

Coaches must complete the CDC Online Concussion Course (link below) to fulfill their concussion education requirement.  The CDC course takes approximately 45 minutes to complete and needs to be completed before the first practice. After completion of the online course, please email your completion certificate to [email protected], fax to 845-5687 or drop off at the S.P.O.R.T.S. office. 

*Football coaches and board members are required to take a different Football Safety Training course every two years. The league commissioner will email the course information to coaches.
 
Click here to access the CDC Concussion Training Course
 
After completion of the online course, please email your completion certificate to [email protected]

If you are a returning coach, please contact the S.P.O.R.T.S. office, 317-845-5582, to determine when your background check or concussion training expires.

CDC Online Concussion Course Technical Requirements
The CDC Online Concussion Course performs best on an up-to-date computer (for example, one with a multi core processor) with a broadband internet connection, as well as an up-to-date web browser and operating system.  While this training does run on mobile devices, a printer connection or a PDF writer will be required to print your completion certificate.  Older computers may crash while using the training resulting in a loss of progress.  Progress is not tracked or saved.  Do not close or refresh your browser as this will restart the course.  If you need to exit the training, you will be returned to the beginning of the course.  Please also feel free to contact [email protected] if you are having trouble accessing the course.

SafeSport Training 
S.P.O.R.T.S. requires all head and assistant coaches to complete SafeSport training. It is a training focused on ending all forms of abuse including bullying, harassment, hazing, physical abuse, emotional abuse and sexual misconduct and abuse. The training lasts a little more than an hour depending on the speed of the reader. You can stop the training at any time and resume where you left off at a different time or different day. The training is free to coaches. Please use the coupon code below.

  1. Go to www.athletesafety.org to create your account. Please use COUPON CODE SPORTS18, so you don't have to pay. Google Chrome or Firefox are recommended for the best user experience.
  2. Click on “Sign In” in the top right corner of your screen.
  3. Select “Register” to create your account and profile. Fill out the required information. (Note: please make sure to select S.P.O.R.T.S. from the drop-down list when selecting Membership.)
  4. The organization code for S.P.O.R.T.S. is: DDAX-NW6W-SWLV-ATHZ
  5. An email will be sent to you to confirm your account. Open the email and click “Confirm Email Address”. You can then sign in.
  6. Once you’ve signed in, click on “Training” from the homepage or from the “Menu” in the upper left corner of your screen.
  7. Select “SafeSport™ Trained” from the catalog and “Add to Bag”.
  8. Select “Add Coupon” and enter SPORTS18 to apply the discount.
  9. Select “Checkout”.
  10. Once you’ve successfully checked out, you will be able to complete the training from your Learning Dashboard.
*Remember to download and save your SafeSport™ Trained certificate upon completion of the course and e-mail it to [email protected]*
 

Contact Us

S.P.O.R.T.S.

12690 Promise Road 
Fishers, Indiana 46038

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 317-845-5582
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