Player Health & Safety experts lead webinar on injury management and prevention

Player Health & Safety experts lead webinar on injury management and prevention

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Five Players First partners with extensive experience and expertise in injury management for athletes, participated in the “Putting Players First in Injury Management” webinar, held on Feb. 13 and broadcasted live on US Club Soccer’s Facebook page. The discussion was moderated by ECNL President Christian Lavers and featured representatives from Players First partners/resources: 11+, Fit for 90, Player’s Health, Positive Coaching Alliance, and Sideline Sports Doc.

The panelists leading the dialogue were Holly Silvers (11+ founder), John Cone (Fit for 90 founder & CEO), Tyrre Burks (Player’s Health founder), Danielle Slaton (Positive Coaching Alliance National Advisory Board member & former USWNT player), and Dev Mishra (Sideline Sports Doc founder).

The one-hour long webinar featured a wide range of subtopics on player injury prevention, such as the appropriate age to begin injury prevention, specific injuries where early recognition from coaches is essential, overuse injuries, youth athlete specialization in sport, how to encourage injury prevention compliance for youth athletes and the role parents can play in injury management and prevention. There was also a brief audience Q&A towards the end.

  • SoccerAmerica recapped the conversation here.

Stay tuned for more Player Health & Safety-related webinar and content announcements.


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