Athletic Facilities Management
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The paper discusses how the management has the responsibility to ensure that all coaches carry out the legal duties that are expected of them and that they provide a safe playing field. The paper identifies these legal duties and also notes that athletic managers of football teams have a duty to provide emergency care and activate an emergency response plan.
From the Paper:"Another legal duty that must be carried out is that of a duty to supervise. Coaches must directly supervise all activities that are associated with their team. This includes all activities in locker areas, practice sessions and waiting areas. The general rule is that they younger the child the greater the duty is to supervise (Kentucky Country Day School Coaches Handbook, n.d.). Generally students are considered invitees on school premises during school hours or at school-sponsored events. The legal precedent was set in the case of Curtis v. State of Ohio (1986). In this case it was determined by the court that due to the status of the students being invitees the safety obligations that are owed them are greater than normal (Maloy, 1993). These obligations extend to the idea of supervision in order to maintain safety.
"The next legal duty that must be considered is that of the duty to provide safe playing facilities. All facilities must be inspected on a regular basis for hazards and all findings must be documented (Kentucky Country Day School Coaches Handbook, n.d.). A facility has an obligation to take reasonable precautions to keep spectators and users safe. The management of a facility has a safety obligation to inspect the premises on a regular basis for hazards. This includes the areas that the users will be in as well as the spectators. The inspection of the facility inspection should cover more than just structural or construction defects. It should consist of management inspection and reviewing its maintenance operations as well. The potential risk of injury from improper maintenance is greater than that from structural defects"
Sample of Sources Used:
- Health & Safety in Football Stadiums. (2009). Retrieved July 24, 2009, from NorthgateArinso Web site: http://www.northgatearinsoemployerservices.com/newsitem_football_stadium_safety.asp x
- Kentucky Country Day School Coaches Handbook. (n.d.). Retrieved July 24, 2009, from Web site: http://mail.kcd.org/~admin/FAV1- 00023D83/KCD%20Coaches%20Handbook.doc?FCItemID=S00EAABF8
- Maloy, Bernard P. (1993). Legal Obligations Related to Facilities. The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. 64(2), 28.
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