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Pop Warner - NCSS Prepare Course Online Sports Safety Education

posted Jul 16, 2015, 1:08 PM by SDPW webmaster   [ updated Jul 16, 2015, 1:09 PM ]

If you are a Pop Warner Coach, the National Pop Warner office recognizes the NCSS PREPARE course as meeting their requirements in the Rule Book Article 15: Practice, Item #S3 requirements, which states:

“All practices must be attended by one person holding a Red Cross Community CPR and a First Aid certification OR National Center for Sports Safety PREPARE Certificate of Completion, or equivalent, if not by an EMT or volunteer physician.”

Developed by the National Center for Sports Safety in 2004, PREPARE is a sports safety course aimed at educating coaches and volunteers on how to prevent common injuries, how to recognize symptoms of potentially dangerous conditions and how to respond in emergency situations.

PREPARE Level 1 covers seven key areas:

  • Emergency Planning
  • Heat and Cold Illnesses
  • Emergency Recognition
  • Medical Considerations and Pre-Existing Conditions
  • Principles of First Aid
  • Head, Neck and Facial Injuries
  • Warm-up and Cool Down

The course was designed with time-flexibility and takes approximately three hours to complete.

To receive 10% OFF PREPARE Level 1, enter promo code POPWARNER2014 during online registration at This promotion expires on December 31, 2014.

For more information about NCSS and the PREPARE program please call NCSS at 205.329.7535 or toll-free 866.608.6277 (NCSS) or visit their website at