Kids & Pros’ and the National Council on Youth Sports Safety (NCYSS) Advisory Board Member Buddy Curry participated in the NCYSS’s Community Huddle on Concussion in Atlanta in January. Atlanta was the first of 11 stops in the U.S., to visit communities to teach, share, and learn about the policies and practices adopted in that community in addressing sports-related concussions among youth athletes.
The Opening Town-Hall Meeting was moderated by V103’s Ryan Cameron, and featured NCYSS Co-Chairs Dr. David Satcher and Dr. Eliot Sorel and PASS Student Ambassador Kylee Bliss. Curry participated in one of 4 breakout sessions, designed to help educate coaches, parents and other attendees about the following: Concussions 101, The Culture of Injury Prevention and Care Around Coaching, the Impact of Concussion Legislation – How it’s protecting your kids, and Navigating the Technology. Safe Kids hosted a sports clinic, and Fusionetics gave Orthopedic Screenings, as well. (More info on Curry’s panel at: http://www.youthsportssafety.org/content/culture-injury-prevention-and-care-around-coaching) The event ended with a luncheon featuring the Player’s Perspective, moderated by ESPN’s Cari Champion.
For more information on the National Council on Youth Sports Safety, please visit: http://www.youthsportssafety.org/