UNIT 3 & 4 PHYSICAL EDUCATION
UNIT 4 WORKSHEET - SPORTS INJURY RISK MANAGEMENT
“This is an outcome related task, which must be submitted to satisfactorily complete this unit”
After completing this worksheet you should be able to demonstrate knowledge of:
Some of the suggested steps in the risk-management process including:
identification and assessment of risks & possible actions available
risk avoidance &risk reduction
creating a plan, implementing the plan and ongoing monitoring / evaluation of the plan.
1. Log onto : http://www.smartplay.net/plann_sportssafe/plann_sportsafe.html.
Open up the attachments under each of the following links.
1) "How to Become a SMARTPLAY Club " resource
2) "SMARTPLAY Guidelines for Clubs, Associations and Facilities"
Summarise at least 2 risk-management actions recommended in these resources under the following considerations:
history, injury, etc.)
Weather performance guide
(drink up, rain-out)
Physical Preparation (warm-up,
Equipment (gearing up,
Roles & responsibilities
First Aid & Sports trainers
Infectious diseases, drugs and
Coaches & Officials
Playing environment &
2. Sports injury risk management also extends to managing a training load.
a. Summarise 3 ways methods of how training and recovery be monitored.
b. What is overtraining?
c. List the signs and symptoms of overtraining.
d. Briefly discuss how overtraining can be prevented?
1. List various recovery strategies from training and performance in the following table. For each
strategy, briefly describe how it contributes to managing a training load and assists preventing injury.
Recovery Strategy Managing a training load / Injury prevention
4. a. What role to psychological skills training (PST) practices play in managing a training load, e.g. goal
setting, relaxation techniques, etc.?
b. How can psychological skill training prevent athletes experiencing overtraining?
2. Managing a training load and recovery considerations both require a sensible nutrition plan.
a. Compare and contrast the dietary requirements that the following athletes are likely to have (don’t
forget about fluids!):
Athlete Training / performance dietary Recovery dietary requirements
Male High Jumper
b. For each of the above athletes, suggest a suitable “recovery diet” to be followed after training or