Youth Sports Safety Symposium

Oct 12, 2019
-Radisson Center, La Crosse
-Promoting healthy and smart youth sport participation and training through education
-Mayo Clinic Health System and the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse are partnering to host a Youth Sports Safety Symposium. The symposium will bring sports medicine professionals, athletes, parents and coaches together to better understand how to help athletes reach their potential and limit the risk of injuries. Highlights of this event include presentations from a sports medicine physician, sports scientist, athletic trainer and a collegiate coach. Presentations will cover current trends in youth sports pertaining to overtraining, injuries, nutritional strategies and competing at the next level. 
-8:00-8:15 am Check-in and registration
-8:15-8:30 am Welcome and program overview
-8:30-9:00 am How to Help Your Athlete Go from Good to Great • Advice to young athletes and parents • Multiple sport athletes • Recruitment strategies and attributes coaches look for, Dave Malecek, Wrestling Coach, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
-9:00-9:30 am Physiological Considerations for Youth Injuries and Long-term Complications • Dangers of early sport specialization • Overuse and overtraining issues in sport • Long-term implications of youth sports injuries, Alecia Gende, D.O., Sports Medicine / Emergency Room Physician, Mayo Clinic Health Systerr
-9:30-10:00 am Simple Strategies to Increase Pain Free Performance • Best practices for youth training • Movement and mobility strategies for injury prevention, Joel Luedke, Associate Director of Athletes, Director of Sports Performance and Athletic Training, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
-10:00-10:30 am Sport Nutrition Strategies and Supplement Considerations for Youth Athletes • Sport nutrition strategies for youth athletes • Dietary supplement safety for youth athletes, Andrew Jagim, PhD, Director of Sports Medicine Research, Mayo Clinic Health System
-11:00 am-12:30 pm Sport Activity Fair Featuring UW-L coaches and athletes - There will be several games and activities for youth and families - UW-L coaches will be available to meet with athletes and their families
-1:00 pm KICK OFF: UW-La Crosse vs. UW-Stout Football Game - Wear your youth/rec jersey for free entry to the game 
-There is no cost for this symposium. For more information: Contact Andrew Jagim, Ph.D. at 608-392-5280 
-Register by October 8th at (608) 392-8555 or

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