PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 5) – After three years in Park City, UT, the U16 National Championships is moving to Sugarloaf, ME. The Championships will take place Mar. 30-Apr. 4th, 2015 and will feature 96 athletes selected from regional and divisional championships. For the first time, the championship event will include a super G race as well as giant slalom and slalom. Sugarloaf is a legendary Eastern race venue that has hosted multiple Nor-Am Cup races and National Championships.
Youth sports don’t feature the same dangerous combination of size, speed, power and aggression that defines professional sports, but injuries still remain a natural part of the game.
Even though minor injuries are often unavoidable, at Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ we believe it is a smart policy to take measures to help prevent serious and costly injuries and to limit, identify and treat injuries when they do happen.
Learn to diagnose common Injuries
While the types of injuries differ by sport, there are several injuries which are fairly common across all sports:
· Soreness and strains are common as kids challenge themselves in sports to learn, grow and do more. Most often soreness and strains need the RICE protocol- Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.
NEW YORK CITY (Oct. 29) – International Ski Federation Secretary General Sarah Lewis joined U.S. ski racing officials for a New York City press conference to kick off the World Championship ski season in America. The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships will be held in Vail/Beaver Creek Feb. 2-15. Lewis joined U.S. Ski Team Olympic medalists Mikaela Shiffrin, Julia Mancuso and Andrew Weibrecht, citing the World Championships as an opportunity to showcase the sport in America with a strong U.S. Ski Team and national live broadcast coverage on NBC.
FIS Secretary General Sarah Lewis joined U.S. Ski Team Olympic medalists in New York City, introducing over 60 national news media to the upcoming Feb. 2-15, 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek at the New York showroom of event partner J. Lindeberg.
Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ Head Injury Resources Tool
As a youth sport parent, it’s important to be properly educated when it comes to the risks associated with your child playing any sport. That’s a big part of what being a Positive Sport Parent is all about.
At Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ we encourage parents, coaches and youth athletes alike to educate themselves on where to find information on preventing and identifying injuries – especially head injuries such as concussions.
Some of the many partners who we reference in this tool include the American Academy of Pediatrics; American Academy of Neurology; National Athletic Trainers’ Association; Center for Disease Control and Prevention; Mayo Clinic; USA Hockey; USA Volleyball and Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA).