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Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death for youth and teen athletes during exercise. Many athletes who suffer from SCA on the field show no warning symptoms. Knowing how to react when a cardiac event occurs is crucial. Ensure your organization is equipped with AEDs and proper training in order to react quickly when an incident occurs.
Choose a coach to organize and remove the rest of the team from the injury site.
Have player/parent phone numbers available and a point person to contact the parents if one is not present.
Acquire AEDs to have onsite during games and practices.
Coaches who take USA Football’s youth coach certification will learn about SCA and more.