Sports Shorts

The Jersey Shore Thunder Green 13U boys travel baseball team, based in the Rumson-Fair Haven area, is seeking players for the spring and summer season, including a weeklong tournament in Delaware at the end of July. E-mail JSThunderGreen@aol.com or call Tom Bull at (732) 530-5456 for more information.

The Jersey Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross is offering an updated Sports First Aid course for high school coaches who need certification in that area. The course is also open to any other sports coaches who are interested in receiving this type of certification.

This course will provide study and proper training for coaches working in high schools to ensure the safety of student athletes and to improve the overall quality of the interscholastic sports program. Beginning in the 2006-07 school year, all new coaches will have one year to successfully complete a course in Sports First Aid.

For a discounted cost of $25, the course is available from the Red Cross at Edge Sports Academy and Health Club in Eatontown. This class fulfills the state-mandated Sports First Aid certification. This Sports First Aid course will be held on Sunday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The course will teach coaches how to identify life-threatening bleeding, signals of shock, signals of various soft tissue and musculoskeletal injuries, and signals of sudden illness along with many other important life-saving techniques.

For more information, contact Jessica Revoir at (732) 493-9100, ext. 255 or e-mail jessicar@jerseycoast-redcross.org.