Parents, before registering, please review the following information regarding your child's youth sports experience.
CONCUSSION EDUCATION PROGRAM
What is a Concussion?
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a blow to the body that causes the head to move rapidly back and forth. Even a “ding,” “getting your bell rung,” or what seems to be mild bump or blow to the head can be serious.
Concussions can occur in any sport or recreation activity. So, all coaches, parents, and athletes need to learn concussion signs and symptoms and what to do if a concussion occurs.
Click here for more information on Concussion prevention and treatment from the Centers for Disease Control
PAYS – PARENT CERTIFICATION
St. Andrew’s Parks and Playground is proud to participate in the Parents Association for Youth Sports (PAYS) program, which is provided by the National Alliance for Youth Sports. The program educates, motivates and holds PAYS members accountable to the PAYS Parents’ Code of Ethics. PAYS encourages good sportsmanship, positive reinforcement and keeping youth sports in its proper perspective. The PAYS approach centers on a combination of education, motivation and positive reinforcement.
One parent of each child participating in St. Andrew’s Parks and Playground athletics is required to complete the PAYS certification process once every 12 months. If you need to renew your certification or are obtaining it for the first time, you may either attend a complimentary PAYS session hosted by St. Andrew’s, or complete the certification online.
DARKNESS TO LIGHT
The mission of Darkness to Light, a national nonprofit 501c3 organization and initiative located in Charleston, SC, is to shift the responsibility for preventing child sexual abuse from children to adults, reduce child sexual abuse nationally through education and public awareness aimed at adults, and to provide adults with information to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
St. Andrew’s Parish Parks and Playground is a partner in the fight against child sexual abuse. To learn how you can better protect your children from predators please visit Darkness to Light's webpage from here.
We encourage all parents to take the Stewards of Children training program.
Learn how to protect children from sexual abuse with Darkness to Light’s NEW Online training!
Earn a Darkness to Light Stewards of Children training certificate online.
Click here to learn more!