Asthma on the Athletic Field

Athletes and Asthma: The Community Coach’s Role

On a team of 15, you can expect at least one player will have asthma. Every year thousands of athletes with asthma successfully participate in a variety of athletic events. This program was created so coaches could learn about asthma, how it affects an athlete's ability to compete, and how a coach can help athletes manage their symptoms while playing their very best! The coach's program was designed primarily for coaches working with young athletes, but is appropriate for all age groups.

What's in the program?

This 35-minute online educational program focuses on what the community coach’s role in helping players control their asthma is, including:

Asthma basics such as

  • Rescue vs. control asthma medications (inhalers)
  • Symptoms of asthma or an asthma attack
  • How to prevent or treat asthma symptoms