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Sports Trainer Accreditation Information

Attention Adelaide Footy League Community!


Do you have a Sports Trainer at your club? If so, it is important that they are recognised as an Accredited Sports Trainer, ensuring they are up to date with the most recent practices and knowledge, and also to protect themselves and your club legally. 


You can support your Sports Trainers with their reaccreditation process which occurs every three years at a cost of $125 (most clubs pay for this), which coincides with their first aid certificate update (every three years) and CPR certificate which needs to be is done annually (every 12 months).  


This is an important process to follow to have the most up to date and accredited sideline support for your players. We can assist you with this as well as provide ongoing professional development for your trainers on concussion management, basic/intermediate/advanced taping, and much more.


Both Level 1 and Level 2 Sports Trainer Courses equip participants with both advice and information on a range of topics, delivered by our expert presenters that include, Sports Doctors, Sports Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists, Nutritionists, Psychologists, and more!


If you don’t have a Sports Trainer, contact the SASMA office and see if you qualify for the Sport SA subsidised Sports Trainers education rate – Level 1 / $135 (instead of $275) and book into one of our upcoming courses before the winter season commences. Or, upgrade an existing Sports Trainer to Level 2 - $210 (instead of $375).


The Level 1 Course introduces the participant to the role of a sports trainer:


  • Injury Prevention and Management

  • Wound Management

  • Soft/Hard Tissue Injuries

  • Concussion + Spinal Injuries

  • Common Medical Conditions

  • Sports Taping (Ankle, Fingers and Thumb)

  • Transporting via Stretcher

  • Injury Management Scenarios  


The Level 2 Course further develops an existing Sports Trainers skills and education:


  • Advanced Anatomy and Taping

  • Advanced Wound Care

  • Introduction to Sports Massage

  • Sports Nutrition

  • Sports Psychology

  • Concussion

  • Spinal Management

  • Minimum 12 months or 50 hours as a Level 1 Trainer*


*If your sports trainer is not currently accredited, and they can verify their involvement with your club, outlining their initial Level 1 Accreditation, role and prior knowledge/education, they can be considered as a Level 2 candidate. Contact SASMA to discuss.


Upcoming Courses:


  • LEVEL 2 – THIS WEEKEND – March 23/24 – Kidman Park - BOOK HERE – Registrations Close 20/03/2024!

  • LEVEL 1 – Saturday April 6 – BURRA – BOOK HERE

  • LEVEL 1 – Sunday April 7 – KANGAROO ISLAND - BOOK HERE

  • LEVEL 1 – Sunday April 14 – METRO/ADELAIDE – BOOK HERE

  • LEVEL 1 – Sunday April 21 – CUMMINS (Eyre Peninsula) - BOOK HERE


Becoming a Sports Trainer is a great way to learn important skills to help provide a safer sporting environment for your club, school, council or community group.


If you require additional information, please contact SASMA today.

P: (08) 8234 6369


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