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Coach Safely Act

The Act and the Rule articulate that any association that sponsors or conducts sports training or high-risk youth athletic activities for children aged fourteen (14) and younger shall require all coaches and athletics personnel to complete specific training. The association shall maintain a record of individual course completion for as long as that individual serves as athletic personnel or coach for the association. The courses are to be approved by the Arkansas Department of Health, on these subjects:


Approved courses:

Emergency Preparedness, Planning, and Rehearsal for Traumatic Injuries:

Concussions and Head Trauma:

Heat and Extreme Weather-Related Injury Familiarization:

Physical Conditioning and Training Equipment Usage:

Heart Defects and Abnormalities Leading to Sudden Cardiac Death:

Coach Safely

To request review and approval of a course, contact the Arkansas Department of Health Substance Misuse and Injury Prevention Branch:

4815 W. Markham Street, Slot 10
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: 1-501-671-1449


Office Address Phone Fax
Substance Misuse and Injury Prevention 4815 W. Markham St. - Slot 10
Little Rock, AR 72205
501-671-1449 501-682-0427

Public Health Accrediation Board
Arkansas Department of Health
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