For Parents, Coaches, Officials and Administrators of Mount Currie Youth Sports or any Community Members interested in Youth Sport Safety
It is estimated that up to 50% of sports injuries are preventable and that parents and coaches hold the keys to some of the most effective sports injury prevention strategies. SportSmart is for you if you are interested in learning what you can do, whether or not your child has ever sustained a sports-related injury. It’s worth the attention. Sports-related injuries continue to pose a significant risk to the health of young people accounting for close to 20 percent of all hospital emergency room visits among children in Canada. The sports of hockey, soccer, basketball, football and baseball lead the standings in that alarming category: Most visits to emergency rooms.
SportSmart aims to reverse the trend and help parents, coaches and club or team leaders prevent injuries.
These short, introductory sport safety and performance workshops are designed to help parents, coaches and managers understand how they can successfully apply proven injury prevention and athlete development principles that are drawn from the best evidence from the latest research world-wide.
In a fast-moving, 90-minute workshop session, SportSmart participants will how they can make a difference, learning:
- How to ensure players are properly prepared for activity;
- How to recognize the signs and symptoms of serious injuries, including concussion, administer basic onsite sports first-aid;
- How to set up a safe, enjoyable environment;
- Where to find evidence based advice and guidelines;
- Where to turn in the event of an injury to their children.
SportSmart also features performance tips to help your children and your players get the most out of their sports activities.