Good afternoon, everyone,
I just wanted to update you on some of the new Sports Trainer resources that have recently been produced.
We will be making a concerted effort during 2017 to increase our resourcing and communication to the game’s Sports Trainer network; the below represents the first influx of resources for the website.
All of these resources are located at www.playnrl.com/trainer
To provide you with a quick snapshot, most of the filming was produced featuring Troy Thomson and Craig Catterick – both Kangaroos’ trainers with a vast array of experience.
We made a conscious effort to tie these resources back to the Level 1 Course, and some key components will provide great re-enforcement for our broad-based trainers.
Here are some of the features now on the site:
1. Sports Trainer Welcome Video – this will also feature in the majority of our Courses from this point.
2. How to Tape Videos – For the first release of these videos, we covered the three techniques that are delivered in the Level 1 Course.
3. Injury Management Videos – Focus is on some of the basic processes delivered to trainers in the Level 1 Course.
4. Sports Trainer Resources – In this section we have placed a copy of the Level 1 Sports Trainer Manual in PDF format; we have consolidated all relevant Trainer documents / forms, and have also created a page on concussion, which also houses all the head injury-based policies and forms.
The Education & Training Team will continue to build on these resources as the year progresses, however, we believe this to be a good starting point in demonstrating to our volunteer Sports Trainers that the NRL is investing in their education and development.
I would be most grateful if you could forward to all relevant stakeholders within your League.
NRL Education Team