Secondary - Interschool 2020
High Risk Activity
- Consult OFSAA Playing Regulations for Snowboarding.
- For more information, consult OSBIE/OSRA’s School Board/Snow Resort Safety Guidelines for Out of school Trips for Winter Sports Education Program.
- Students must check all equipment prior to use and report concerns to coach.
- In practice and competition, students must wear: a properly fittied (as per manufacturer’s guidelines) and properly worn snow sport helmet certified by a recognized safety standards association (for example, ASTM F2040, CEN 1077, Snell S98) for snowboarding.
- When renting equipment, the facility operator must provide:
- snowboards appropriate for the size and ability of the student;
- snowboards with edges and bases must be in good condition;
- an inspection and adjustment of boots and bindings by a knowledgeable equipment technician on-site;
- snow sport helmets that are in good condition and are certified by a recognized safety standards organization (for example, ASTM F2040, CEN 1077, Snell RS 98);
- a check that rental helmets are properly fitted (as per manufacturer’s guidelines) and properly worn.
- There must be a functioning, reliable communication system covering the course.
- Appropriate clothing and footwear for outdoor activity must be worn (for example, use layering principles, hats, mitts or gloves). (“Comfort Tips” guidelines from the Ontario Snow Resorts Association can assist snowboarders in determining appropriate clothing for a comfortable outdoor snow sport activity.)
- No long scarves permitted.
- Only commercially operated snowboard facilities with suitable teaching areas must be used.
- The facility provider must define the snowboarding area to the students so they are aware of the boundaries and hazards for the activity.
- Course poles must be full-length breakaway style, and in good repair.
- Race course must be set by experienced, qualified course-setter.
- Course must be away from dangerous obstacles.
- Safety walls, nets or barriers must be placed where required.
- There must be a clear run-out at the end of the course.
- Proper racing techniques must be taught prior to competition.
- Students must be taught the importance of snowboarding in control at all times.
- Students must snowboard in areas identified as appropriate by the qualified instructor.
- In-the-area supervision is required.
- Certified Alpine Officials must preside over all racing competitions.
- Members of a recognized ski patrol must patrol the area and be present on the course when a race is in progress.
- At least one snowboarding coach must possess one of the following coaching qualifications:
- NCCP Competition Coach – Competition Introduction Snowboarding Course
- Completion of snowboarding NCCP level 1 and/or level 2 certification in the past.
- Accreditation as a NCCP Snow Boarding Learning Facilitator
- Attendance at a clinic or workshop within the last three years provided by an instructor who is knowledgeable of the activity (for example, appropriate skills and progressions), and where safety is addressed as outlined in the Ontario Physical Activity Safety Standards in Education
- Past experience within the last 3 years as a coach in snowboarding having knowledge of the activity (for example, appropriate skills and progressions) and current safety practices as outlined in the Ontario Physical Activity Safety Standards in Education.
Information for Parents/Guardians
- Parents/guardians must be informed:
- that their child/ward must wear a properly fitted (as per manufacturer’s guidelines) and properly worn snow sport helmet certified by a recognized safety standards organization (for example, ASTM F2040, CEN 1077, Snell S98) as appropriate for snowboarding
- that when their child/ward uses their own personal equipment or borrows equipment:
- of the importance of instructing their child/ward on how to wear their helmet properly
- an equipment inspection by a knowledgeable equipment technician must take place prior to the activity to ensure:
- snowboards are appropriate for the size and ability of the student
- all bindings are in working order and set to the proper tension
- all bindings meet current manufacturer's guidelines
- boots and bindings are compatible
Information for Students
- Prior to the competitions review the following with students:
- A properly fitted (as per manufacturer’s guidelines) and properly worn snow sport helmet certified by a recognized safety standards association (for example, ASTM F2040, CEN 1077, Snell S98) as appropriate for snowboarding must be worn
- Ways to protect themselves from environmental conditions (for example, use of hats, sunscreen, sunglasses, personal water bottles, appropriate clothing)
- Safety procedures related to cold weather conditions (for example, temperature, wind chill) and methods for preventing frost bite and hypothermia
- Selection of proper clothing for the weather of the day
- The Alpine Responsibility Code
- Lift use guidelines
Mon, 08/31/20 12:55 pm