Teaching_Gymnastics_-_A_Guide_for_the_Teaching_and_Spo tting_of_Biginner_Skills_-_Chapter_2_-_Saf

  1. Explain the formula for initial injury management.
    The mnemonic RICE outlines a protocal of rest, ice, compression and elevation; wherein, a cold pack is applied as soon as possible and a compression wrap is utilized between icings. Ice should be held against the injured area for at least twenty minutes.
  2. Give some criteria for a safe gym environment.
    Gym should be clean, well lit, and well ventilated.
  3. What would you consider an adequate amount of mats for a beginning tumbling class of 25 lower elementary students?
    Twenty or more folding, panelite mats or twenty-five individual portable mats.
  4. Describe the proper way to set up an area in the gym for vaulting activites.
    the approch area should be at least 25ft long, covered, and at least 2½ft wide.
  5. Why is it a good idea to have more than one balance beam?
    Gymnasts will want to pratice on beams set at various heights.
  6. What special equipment will you need for work on the bars?
    panel mats, a landing mats, chalk, handgrips, and bar pads
  7. List some supplementary apparatus you might want to have in your gym.
    rings, climbing rope, horizontal bar, mini-trampolines, and parallettes
  8. Explain the reason for rules prohibiting jewelry in gymnastics class. Can you see any safety problems involed with the use of zippers?
    Dangling jewelry could get in the way at the least and damage equipment, or worse still scratch a spotter or injur a gymnast. Metal zippers and clasps pose a similar hazzard.
  9. What is considered the most serious type of gymnastics injury? What would you do should this type of injury occur?
    Injuries to the back or neck are most serious. One should wait for a physician, physical trainer, or paramedic before attempting to move the injured gymnast.
  10. Describe safe attire for a gymnast. Describe safe attire for a coach.
    Standard gym uniforms include crew-cut short sleeve shirts and short pants.Longer pants offer additional protection. Both coaches and gymnasts should be barefooted or wearing lightweight flexible gymnastics shoes.
  11. How can a coach protect himself against negligence lawsuits?
    • Coaches should warn students of dangerous situations, ensure that equipment is properly set up, adequately supervise activites, maintatin decipline and train
    • assistants properly.
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Teaching_Gymnastics_-_A_Guide_for_the_Teaching_and_Spo tting_of_Biginner_Skills_-_Chapter_2_-_Saf
Safety Directives, the Gym Environment, Mats, Vault, Balance Beam, Uneven Bars, Other Equipment, Attire for Coaches and Gymnasts, Injury Management, Negligence