Section 18Club Equipment Managers
By the opening of preseason training camp for the 2021 season, each Club shall secure the services of at least one (1) equipment manager to serve as the Head Equipment Manager on a full-time basis. Each individual hired for the first time to perform services as a Head Equipment Manager for a Club must, as of the hiring date; (a) be certified by the Athletic Equipment Managers Association (or a similar organization as the parties may agree), and (b) have experience working with elite athlete populations (i.e., Division I Collegiate, Olympic, profession level athletes). All Equipment Managers, regardless of dates of hiring, shall complete annual Continuing Education Units (CEUs) on jointly-agreed upon relevant topics. The parties shall jointly appoint an independent, third-party credentialing organization to verify that the club equipment managers appointed pursuant to this Section satisfy these requirements.