NCSS PREPARE Course - Online Sports Safety Education

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Prepare CourseIf you are a Pop Warner Coach, the National Pop Warner office recognizes the National Center for Sports Safety (NCSS) PREPARE Sports Safety course as meeting their requirements in the Rule Book Article 15: Practice, Item #S3 requirements, which states:

“All practices must be attended by one person holding a Red Cross Community CPR and a First Aid certification OR National Center for Sports Safety PREPARE Certificate of Completion, or equivalent, if not by an EMT or volunteer physician.”

About the NCSS PREPARE Sports Safety Course:
A proven coaches’ educational tool, to date the NCSS PREPARE course has educated more than 20,000 coaches. The course is also recognized as a preferred course by several high school associations.

Aimed at educating coaches on how to prevent common injuries, how to recognize symptoms of potentially dangerous conditions and how to respond in emergency situations, PREPARE Level 1 covers seven key areas:

  • Emergency Planning
  • Heat and Cold Illnesses
  • Emergency Recognition
  • Medical Considerations and Pre-Existing Conditions
  • Principles of First Aid
  • Head, Concussions, Neck and Facial Injuries
  • Warm-up and Cool Down

PREPARE takes less than two hours to complete online. It does not have to be completed all at once - users can save and return to where they left off.

Cost of PREPARE Level 1 for Pop Warner Coaches:
$32.40 = 10% off $36 (Please enter promo code POPWARNER2016 during online PREPARE registration at This promotion expires Dec. 31, 2016).

About The National Center for Sports Safety (NCSS):
NCSS is celebrating 15 years of youth sports safety initiatives! As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, NCSS’s partnership with Pop Warner is quintessential to making youth sports safer. NCSS relies on private and corporate dollars to keep its courses, resources and programs affordable.

For more information please visit or email with any general questions. If you have any specific questions relating to the PREPARE course, please email