Do You Really Want to Be a Youth Sports Coach?

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Coaching a youth sport can be a fun way to reconnect with your kids. Or is it?
Air Date: 8/27/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Andrew JM Gregory, MD, FAAP, FACSM
GregoryAndrewPicAndrew JM Gregory, MD, FAAP, FACSM, is an Associate Professor of Orthopedics & Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is the Program Director, and the Vanderbilt Pediatric Sports Medicine Fellowship Team Physician, USA Volleyball, Nashville Sounds, Vanderbilt & Belmont Universities & Hillsboro High School.

Dr. Gregory completed his undergraduate training at Indiana University and his medical training at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He then finished a pediatric residency at the University of Alabama in Birmingham before his fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at the American Sports Medicine Institute. He joined the Vanderbilt Faculty in August 2001 where he sees pediatric sports medicine patients in the Vanderbilt Sports Medicine Center and the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital Pediatric Orthopedic Clinic.
Do You Really Want to Be a Youth Sports Coach?
Your child is begging you to coach their team. So you say, "why not?" After all, coaching a youth sports team can be a fun way to connect and spend time with your kids.

But then reality sets in... Now you  might be thinking, "What did I get myself into?" Do you even know what to do to get the kids ready for play? Are there certain injuries and other first aid requirements you should know about before you venture into this?

What are the current resources available on safe practices in coaching for the general public?

Melanie Cole, MS, and Dr. Andrew Gregory, MD, help you figure out the rules and regulations for coaching and where to find the best information to be the best team coach you can be.