South West Sports Trainers Association

South West Sports Trainers Association

24th June 2021


The sports trainers association considers the safety and wellbeing of everyone is essential. Due to the current COVID out break and guidelines required to run a course we have made the difficult decision to postpone the upcoming trainer’s course. We understand there are many trainers requiring to update their certificates. So we will run additional course start of pre-season next year.

If you have register you will be contacted this week individually.

Thank you for your patience during a challenging time for all.

Injury Assessment: Part One

If you think a player is injured, the trainer needs to ascertain the following:

Do we have a problem?


No, play on, check the player occasionally

Can we manage it?

Yes, and then manage it

No, refer to appropriate medical professional

Looks easy, how do we make this judgment?

We need information, with enough information the answers tend to appear, some more obvious than others.


The trainer will ideally see the incident. “Viewing” can provide vital information to the trainer. Viewing is the art of looking in front of, and behind play, checking for incidents and or injured players, scanning the entire ground at a break of play. If you see an incident, don’t assume you know what the problem is: confirm your suspicions by obtaining additional information from the player or other people who may have seen the incident. 

The following is designed to assist in obtaining additional information:


Stop, Ask, Look, Touch, Active, Passive, Skills

Notice board

  • Our next Meeting is proposed for Wednesday 30th of June. We welcome a talk from a local Osteopath. This will all depend on Covid Rules at the time.  
  • Trainer’s course will be postponed. Additional courses to be put on pre-season 2022

All current, past and future sports trainers welcomed to our meeting.

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