SportMedBC’s latest injury prevention and performance initiative, SportSmart, continues to hit all parts of British Columbia.
Funded through the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Active and Safe initiative, SportMedBC is providing introductory sport safety and performance workshops across the province.
The workshops are designed to increase injury prevention knowledge among parents, coaches and managers of children and youth ages 5 to 19 who are involved in community sport programs. Through various resources, information and tools, sports leaders can learn how they can successfully apply proven injury prevention and athlete development principles drawn from the best research-based evidence.
UPCOMING SPORTSMART WORKSHOP DATES
– Tuesday, February 12 – North Vancouver
– Wednesday, February 20 – Fort St. John
– Thursday, February 21 – Terrace
– Saturday, March 2 – Kelowna
In a fast-paced, 90-minute workshop session, SportSmart participants will learn how they can make a difference:
– 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.
“This investment will increase opportunities for children and youth to participate in sports and recreational activities that are safe, fun, fair and healthy,” said Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health, Dr. Colin Carrie.
SportMedBC has also built an online network that boasts the latest injury prevention information that is essential for parents and coaches. Access to the network is free for workshop attendees.
SportMedBC will also be releasing a series of webinars from November through to March that will focus on relevant injury prevention topics.
Through the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Active and Safe initiative, the federal government supports a number of projects that focus on preventing injuries among children and youth by reaching Canadians in the communities where they live and play. Active and Safe encourages community level action to increase sport and recreation safety awareness.
For more information and to register your team, club or community for a workshop, EMAIL.