Albany, Ga. – Heat illness, medical red flags, concussions, and preventing orthopedic sports injuries are just a few of the topics that coaches throughout the region will hear during the first Regional Coaches Sports Symposium on Saturday, July 21, 2012. The 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. symposium is free, includes lunch, and is open to coaches from all areas of Southwest Georgia. It will be held at Phoebe Northwest, 2336 Dawson Road, Albany.
“A refresher for athletic departments on how to prevent injuries to our student athletes is a must. Every year there are injuries and if something someone learns at the Regional Coaches Sports Symposium can decrease these incidents, we’ve succeeded,” said orthopedic specialist Dr. Troy Skidmore.
The July symposium is one of two events that Phoebe Orthopaedic Specialty Group and Phoebe Sports Medicine are sponsoring for coaches. The second symposium event will be held in January 2013. Both events will earn grade-school coaches Professional Learning Units (PLUs) and provide an opportunity for coaches to ask questions of the physicians and sports medical specialists.
High school and middle school teachers may receive PLUs through Southwest Georgia RESA at www.swresa.com and Worth County Schools attendees may earn credit through their curriculum coordinator. College coaches are also welcome to attend. All coaches will receive a certificate of participation at the event.
For more information contact London Mainor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 229-347-0262.