Do you want to be informed and prepared to address issues related to poor air quality, respiratory disease and/or allergies for your athletes?
Clean Air Champions, in partnership with the Coaching Association of Canada, offer the world's first online coach training tool called the
Air Aware Coach Module
The Air Aware Coach Module has been peer reviewed by top medical, healthcare, coaching and air quality science experts from across Canada. It is designed to cover the fundamental issues related to air quality, respiratory health and allergy for any level of coaching, as well as for healthcare workers, physical education teachers, respirologists, nurses, parks and recreation staff and anyone involved with physical activity programs.
The Air Aware Coach Training Module will provide training to:
1. Explain the issues and their interconnections related to physical activity
2. Provide tools (like AQHI), protocols and resources for coaches to prevent or reduce asthma, allergy (anaphylaxis) attacks
3. Identify risk factors that administrators and coaches need to be aware of as part of their due diligence
4. Ensure safe, healthy sport and physical activity environments as well as optimal performance for all athletes
This 1.5 hour e-Learning Module is part of the Coaching Association of Canada's National Coach Certification Program (5 credits) available to anyone who registers for a free account at coach.ca. The Module is located within the 'Coach Locker' accessed via your password protected account.
Click Air Aware Coach Module to register and start the Module
Note - starting December 2013 the Module fee is $14.95. A portion of these funds are directed to Clean Air Champions where they will in turn be reinvested in future Module upgrades and enhancements.
To the best of our research and knowledge the Air Aware Coach Module is the only such learning tool anywhere that addresses the integrated issues related to air quality and respiratory health and allergy. Our research uncovered the following two additional resources specific to asthma for coaches:
Are you interested in booking an Olympic, Paralympic or National Team athlete to talk to your team about Air Aware issues? Book your Champion presentation today.
Asthma and allergy rates in elite athletes can reach double or more than the rates of the general population.