Knowing how to tape an ankle, thumb and finger is a useful skill for anybody involved with sport. If you're a coach, team manager, club official or volunteer having these skills is extremely useful as you never know when a player may need to be taped and you can't always guarantee that a qualified person will be available at training and competition.
Mums and dads with children in sport can benefit greatly by learning how to tape. You will no doubt be called upon to tape an ankle, thumb or finger at some point during your child's sporting career.
Sports taping is a skill that is in demand and paid positions are available at all levels from local league to elite national teams.
Content and Overview
This course has been designed with the beginner in mind. As you work through the 41 lectures and 2.5 hours of content you will develop not only the practical knowledge on how to tape and ankle, thumb and finger, but also a solid understanding on the fundamentals of sports taping.
The course starts with an introduction to the role sports taping plays, presents the different types of tape, discusses taping on a budget and the importance of using a good quality tape.
Basic skills are then introduced, these are the backbone to a successful taping job. How to tension, tear, remove and store tape are discussed in detail. Detailed information on tape selection is presented along with step by step, easy to follow instructions on how the tape is applied.
On completing this course you will be well versed in the basics of taping and have the resources and knowledge on how to tape an ankle, thumb, and finger. These skills can take you a long way in the sports industry.
I started as a dad helping out at my son's junior league club which ultimately led to a 10 year career in elite sport.
Becoming proficient in taping takes time and practice. All the demonstration videos are available for download so you can always have them with you to refer back to.