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Severe Weather FAQ's
Weather related FAQ
Q. Should the players
show up to practice if there are severe weather warnings?
Yes, always show up to practice. If there is severe weather the
coaches may cancel practice, but all players should show up at the practice
field ready to practice.
Q. Will the coaches call
about canceling practice? Should I call to find out if practice may be
the coaches will not call. No, you should not call the coaches.
There are too many players to call. Usually we will wait until the scheduled
practice time to officially cancel practice.
Players are always expected to show up and be ready to
practice at the scheduled practice time.
Q. Where will the players
go in the case of severe weather if they are out on the practice field?
The Flyers have the permission of the Oshkosh Recreation Department to use
the school as a shelter in the event of severe weather during a
Q. What exactly does
the trainer do and what is he/she responsible for?
club is provided with licensed athletic training services through
Affinity Health System. These trainers are primarily responsible for
Oshkosh West but help us out on game day and on an as needed basis
throughout the season. It is their responsibility to oversee the
health care needs of athletes. This includes many things:
Educating players on how to prevent heat stress
Answering any questions related to player health and wellness during
Assessing any injuries or health issues that happen during practice
Basic first aid for any injuries or situations that may occur on
Communicating player status to the coaching staff
Monitoring any inhalers, epi-pens or other quick release medications
the players may have prescribed
Taping any injuries, strains or sprains as needed
addition, you need to see the trainer before the game if:
are unable to practice/play due to a health reason or injury
have a question regarding injury or health issues
your doctor says you should not practice/play
Q. Why do I need to
see the trainer for a simple little scratch? So what if it's bleeding -
it's no big deal!
it IS a big deal. Unfortunately the world we live in today has some
contagious diseases that are transmitted through blood and body
fluids and even though it may be highly unlikely that you have any
of those diseases, we cannot take a chance.
common reason that our players will have bleeding is that they come
to a practice or a game with a scabbed area from some other event
(fell off skateboard or bike, fell down and skinned a knee, etc) and
then during the course of play, the scab gets scraped and begins to
are bleeding during a game, you must see the trainer to have a
dressing applied. We do not want your blood to get onto anyone else.
If you are in a game situation, the referees will send you out of
the game if you are bleeding and you will not be allowed to return
until the blood is contained (your skin washed off and the scraped
area covered with a dressing). If you get the blood on your uniform
and we cannot get the blood removed from the fabric, the referee can
choose to not let you return to play. Therefore, if you are
bleeding, DON"T wipe it on your uniform!!
know you have a scab, see the trainer BEFORE the game begins to
have a dressing applied (or see your coach if it's a practice). This
will help you avoid being pulled out of play, causing you to miss
out on playing time.
Q. Why does the
trainer ask me so many questions? Can't they just leave me alone?
A. If you
are injured, or it appears you may be injured in some way, it is the
trainer's responsibility to find out what's wrong. It is YOUR
responsibility to answer the questions so that you receive the best
care possible. The trainer is provided as a service to you, the
player, so that you can stay safe and enjoy playing this game for
many years to come.