Free Youth Sports Safety Clinic Offered to Coaches, Athletic Trainers and Parents

BIRMINGHAM – Coaches, officials, parents and athletic trainers are invited to participate in the inaugural Youth Sports Safety Clinic hosted by UAB Sports Medicine Clinic at Children’s of Alabama. The clinic will be held on Saturday, July 21 from 9 a.m. until noon, in the Bradley Lecture Center in the Children’s Harbor Building (1600 6th Ave. S.) and includes lunch. For those who are interested, free CPR certification will be offered from noon until 3:30 p.m. Complimentary parking is available in the Park Place building parking deck (1600 5th Ave. S.). 

 Speakers include: Dr. Reed Estes of UAB Sports Medicine; Dr. Eric Law, Sports Medicine Fellow at Troy University and Dr. James Robinson, team physician for the Alabama Crimson Tide. Topics will encompass new legislation regarding concussions and return-to-play, dehydration, common acute injury management and much more.

 Made possible through a grant sponsored by Safe Kids Worldwide and Johnson & Johnson, the clinic is free to the public, but pre-registration is required and limited to the first 100 participants. To register, email marie.crew@childrensal.org or call 205.638.6339. Deadline to register is July 6.

 “We are thrilled to partner with Safe Kids Worldwide to provide such a valuable resource to the community,” said Drew Ferguson, Director of UAB Sports Medicine at Children’s. “The levels of expertise represented throughout this workshop are second to none, and the insight provided will help shape safety strategies for youth sports programs across the state.”

UAB Sports Medicine is a department of Children’s of Alabama and an affiliate of the UAB Division of Orthopedic Surgery. With access to both Children’s  and UAB Health System physicians and research, UAB Sports Medicine offers comprehensive evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries to individuals of all ages.

UAB Sports Medicine is staffed with Orthopedic Surgeons, Sports Medicine Specialists, X-ray Technicians, Physical Therapists, Certified Athletic Trainers and Pedorthist all located in one facility. Most services can be offered in one location with an efficiency and personal touch not found at larger clinics. UAB Sports Medicine takes pride in a patient centered approach to medicine.

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