FunTeam Alberta expects each leader, volunteer, and participant to assume responsibility for personal risk and demonstrate a duty of care for others. FunTeam has adopted the Safety Guidelines for Physical Activity in Alberta Schools as our own guidelines. It includes guidelines on equipment and facilities, instructional considerations, and supervision. All groups should make sure that they are following these guidelines to ensure the safety of all participants and volunteers.
Below is a summarized description of the guidelines.
- All FunTeam activities are no body contact. These are strictly recreational, less-competitive sports. Any rough play should be stopped immediately and dealt with appropriately.
- Whether the facility is an ice rink, playing field or a school gymnasium, the condition should be checked and inspected for obstructions, before the start of each activity.
- It is important to make sure that every player has the proper equipment on to protect them. Each sport has the required equipment needed to make the activity safe. Group leaders and parents should consult the School Physical Activity, Health & Education Resource for Safety. We also encourage participants to check and care for their equipment for the prevention of injuries.
- If incident or injury does occur during play, Group Leaders should complete the Incident Report Form.
- As the focus of FunTeam activities is to have fun, the level of play should be lowered to that of the least skilled player to avoid possible injuries.
- In FunTeam activities involving sticks, all children should keep their sticks below waist height to avoid injuries to other players.
FunTeam Hockey Equipment Policy
FunTeam has established a specific hockey equipment policy to ensure the safety of our FunTeam participants. In addition, in order for our FunTeam members to be covered by the existing FunTeam liability policy, these minimum requirements must be followed.
FunTeam Incident Report Form
If incident or injury does occur during play, Group Managers/Leaders should complete the incident report form and forward to the FunTeam office as soon as possible.
Concussion Awareness Training Tool
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