Sports Council

WSCA Sports Council

Sports Council Application
Membership Criteria
Protocol Checklist for Event Doctors
Sports Council Team Leader Expectations
 

  Purpose

  • To educate and increase awareness of the benefits of chiropractic to the sports community in Washington State.

  • To work together with WSCA Board of Directors regarding legislative and policy changes to increase the ability for chiropractic doctors to practice in an environment that is more open to sports related chiropractic care.

  • To allow chiropractors to work at various sporting events, big or small, profit or non-profit; to provide chiropractic care, triage and any other necessary duties within the chiropractic scope of practice, and needed by the event.

  • To pool the resources of chiropractic doctors around the state to promote chiropractic in the sports community.

  • To use the network of Chiropractic Sports Physicians to identify sporting events throughout the year.

Short-Term Goals

  • Re-build the membership of WSCA and the WSCA Sports Council.

  • Strengthen the relationship between WSCA Board of Directors and WSCA Sports Council.

Long-Term Goals

  • Maintain a large network of active participating chiropractic sports physicians throughout the state.

  • Continuing increased awareness of the benefits of chiropractic care in the sports community.

  • Maintain participation at sporting events on many levels around the state continually.

  • Earn our way into the professional sports arenas.

Members of the Council

To participate as a DC at WSCA Sports Council sporting events the doctor must:

  • Be an Active WSCA member

  • Pay an additional fee to the WSCA of *$100 annually for Sports Council Membership

  • Must complete 3 hours of approved sports council training annually*

    • (seminar cost covered in membership fee but does not cover cost of Pro-Sport seminar)

  • Must be willing to follow the WSCA Sports Council Event Protocols

    • includes membership, seminar and team shirt

    • If attendance at WSCA approved seminars is not possible Pro-Sport Seminars will be accepted.

Leadership

  • Committee must report to the WSCA board at least bi-annually.

  • Plexus reports written periodically to keep the general membership informed.

Association Support

WSCA Sports Council events shall be identified to WSCA Membership Director for coordination of advertising of those events. Advertising for WSCA Sports Council events will include notification in Plexus, WSCA Web Site, and mailers. Other means of notification may be considered including broadcast fax and email.

Events must be identified to WSCA staff within eight weeks of an event so appropriate support can be provided. WSCA Sports Council will identify which events are annual and to be posted on WSCA Calendar of Events throughout the year.

WSCA staff will assist in identifying local coordinators for specific events as well as assisting to build relationships with sporting associations and organizations.


Funding

Only WSCA Active members may participate as members of the WSCA Sports Council by paying a $100 Annual Fee.

Benefits

WSCA Active Sports Council members will receive a WSCA Sports Council T-shirt, use of the WSCA Sports Council Banners for events, and access to an event kit which shall include athletic tape, hot and cold packs, and other items necessary to provide appropriate support at an event.

WSCA Inactive Sports Council members will be allowed use of all supplies when the event is sponsored by the WSCA Sports Council.

Event Set-Up And Protocol

  • Each event will have a coordinator who is the main contact with the event staff, and WSCA staff.

  • Each event coordinator will be responsible for coordinating pick-up and return of the Event Kit, tables and banners from WSCA.

  • Event coordinators will be responsible for scheduling DC’s for their event.

  • Event coordinator will have a check list of things to do for each event.

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