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allblacks.com     06 May 2013    

l provide coaches with valued features of the RugbySmart programme as well as additional features that include instant injury reporting, concussion and first aid checklists, to help keep players safe on the field.

RugbySmart is based around ACC SportSmart, the 10-point action plan for sports injury prevention. It’s a comprehensive approach that is about keeping players where coaches and supporters want them: on the field, contributing to a winning team effort.

The RugbySmart injury prevention program has a proven track record in reducing serious injury within New Zealand’s national game. In recent seasons, RugbySmart has embraced technology to provide coaches, managers and officials with the resources they need to keep players safe, including a fully-stocked digital library online at rugbysmart.co.nz and DVD presentations to coaches.

The RugbySmart App will provide coaches with valued features of the website and DVD as well as additional features that include instant injury reporting, concussion and first aid checklists.


The App is free for members of the rugby community based in New Zealand and is available through iTunes – search for ‘rugbysmart’. It will be available to Android users later this year.
 
Features of the App include:
  • Instant activate buttons for Concussion, Spinal and Soft Tissue injury checklists.
  • Automated Injury reporting functionality enabling immediate reporting to New Zealand Rugby.
  • Push notification functionality enabling regular communication and updates to users. A coach can make sure their players get the right information immediately.
  • Remote player profiling function enabling input via iPhone and immediate access to important player information that may be useful when a player gets injured. A coach can quickly and securely access information about their player at their finger-tips, including injury history, allergies and emergency contact information (provided the player has loaded up this information).