Girls Water Polo Meeting
Don't forget the informational meeting for girls water polo on the pool deck next Wednesday, January 18, at 3:00 p.m. Please come out if you plan on playing water polo. No experience necessary!
A Message from the LJA Athletic Trainer
Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in athletics is more common than one might think. It is the leading cause of death in young athletes, according to the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) consensus and positions on SCA. Any athlete that collapses and is unresponsive should suspect SCA and immediate action needs to be taken. Time plays a critical role, so cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) retrieval should be administered within the first 5 minutes.
Listed below are LJA's emergency preparedness protocols for preventing sudden cardiac arrest and keeping our athletes safe:
- Seven AEDs are located throughout campus. Knowing their location can save crucial seconds.
- Coaches are required to have current First Aid and CPR Certification before the start of season.
- Emergency Action Plans (EAPs) are in place for every LJA sport facility as well as for off campus practice and event locations. These are practiced annually.
- Pre-participation screenings are a great preventative strategy to identify any underlying cardiac risks.
We develop these plans to prepare for emergency scenarios. Please stop by the athletic training room if you have any questions or want to learn more.
The Athletics Department has a few coaching vacancies we are looking to fill for the upcoming winter and spring seasons. If you know anyone who may be interested in the following positions, please have them email the Athletics Department.
Girls Water Polo Assistant Coach- February-May
Intermediate Golf Head Coach- February-May