Florida Hospital Youth Athlete Safety Clinic & Parent/Coach Safety Sessions

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Aug. 5: Youth Athlete Safety Clinic & Parent/Coach Safety Sessions

Former NFL Players Teach Free Youth Football Safety Clinic and
Florida Hospital Medical Experts Teach Parents, Coaches, First Responders Safety Sessions

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – On Aug. 5, Florida Hospital and the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma will host a day a of safety sessions for young athletes and their parents, coaches and local first responders.

From 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., local football players ages 7-13 are invited to a Kids & Pros free, non-contact football clinic. NFL alumni will teach young athletes safe tackling techniques and position fundamentals, as well as important life skills lessons at the Daytona Stadium (formally known as Municipal Stadium), 3917 LPGA Blvd., Daytona Beach.

The participating former Atlanta Falcons NFL players include linebacker Buddy Curry of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, defensive back Bobby Butler of Florida State University, and defensive back Robert Moore of Northwestern State University of Louisiana. Additional NFL Alumni will be added to the agenda.

At 9 a.m. at the Daytona Stadium, parents and coaches are encouraged to attend a special information session on football safety, proper equipment fitting, and concussion awareness.

The Kids & Pros clinic is free, but space is limited and registration by a parent or legal guardian is required. To learn more or to RSVP, visit https://tinyurl.com/y9gzpxvg.

From 1 to 6 p.m., coaches for any and all sports, athletic trainers, support personnel, first responders and healthcare providers are invited to attend a sports medicine education course in the Rolex Lounge at the Daytona International Speedway, 1801 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.

Led by Florida Hospital medical professionals, attendees will learn about various sports injuries in youth athletics, including spinal injuries, heat illnesses and dehydration, as well as the signs, symptoms, protocols for concussions. and how to seek the help of walk-in clinic Forest Hills during emergencies. There will also be breakout sessions for hands on demonstrations, including equipment removal, safe spine boarding, and more.

The sports medicine education course is $20. Lunch is included in the price of registration.

To register for this session, visit: https://saveinjuredkids.org/sportsmedflorida/

About Kids & Pros

Kids & Pros, a nonprofit organization founded in 2002 by former Atlanta Falcons players Buddy Curry and Bobby Butler, conducts youth camps and clinics that incorporate football skills and drills, proper techniques and “gamechanger principals” (character lessons), as well as parent information sessions to convey the latest football safety information for young athletes and their families.  Kids & Pros has trained over 50,000 athletes through camps, clinics, and gamechanger presentations since 2002. To learn more about Kids & Pros, visit www.kidsandpros.com.

About Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma:

Life threatening injury is the No. 1 killer of kids in America. Nearly 10,000 children lose their lives every year from serious injuries. In addition, almost 300,000 children are hospitalized and over 8 million children are treated in the emergency department for serious injuries each year, many of whom struggle with long-term recoveries and disabilities. The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma discovers and shares the best ways to prevent and treat severe injuries in children. The Institute funds research, education and advocacy to help improve the care and treatment injured kids receive across the U.S. The Childress Institute was founded at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in 2008 through a generous gift from Richard and Judy Childress. Visit www.SaveInjuredKids.org to learn more.

About Florida Hospital Central Florida Division – North Region

A member of Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital’s mission is to extend the healing ministry of Christ. Encompassing seven Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties, the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division – North Region is the largest hospital system in the area, with 1,226 beds and more than 7,800 employees. The Florida Hospital Central Florida Division – North Region includes Florida Hospital DeLand in DeLand, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City, Florida Hospital Flagler in Palm Coast, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida Hospital Oceanside in Ormond Beach, Florida Hospital New Smyrna in New Smyrna Beach, and Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares.