Youth Sports Safety Symposium for Coaches 2017

Lincoln Financial Field
Saturday, May 20th, 2017
07:00 am - 02:30 pm
Thank you to this years attendees.  If you have any questions or are interested in future events, please contact Tim Jones:

The Youth Sports Safety Symposium will feature Rothman Orthopaedic Institute physicians and special guests presenting on a variety of topics including: 

  • On-field Management for Basic Injuries
  • Psychological Effect on the Injured Athlete
  • When to Worry About Aches and Pains
  • ConcussionWise Certification Program
  • Nutrition's Influence on Injury Prevention & Recovery
  • ACL Injury Prevention Program (FIFA 11+)

Purpose and Target Audience

Youth sport and high school coaches will hear the latest research on how to effectively keep their athletes safe and get them back to competition quickly.


6:30 - 7:15 Registration (Breakfast) 
7:20 - 7:30 Welcome Message (Kevin Freedman, M.D.
7:30 - 8:00 Sports Performance for Young Athletes (Todd Wright, Philadelphia 76ers.

20 minute lecture / 10 minute Q&A with Moderator Christopher C. Dodson, M.D.
8:05 - 9:15

When Should You Worry?
8:05-8:25 - First Aid - On the Field Management For Coaches (Stephanie Marryat, ATC)
8:25-8:45 - Overuse in the Upper Extremity (Marc Harwood, M.D.)
8:45-9:05 - Overuse in the Lower Extremity (John Luksch, D.O.)
9:05-9:15 - Q&A with Moderator Shyam Brahmabhatt, M.D.

9:20 - 9:50 Athlete's View on a Coach's Impact - Jason Avant, Former Philadelphia Eagles Wide Receiver
Q & A with Moderator - Barrett Brooks, Former Philadelphia Eagle and Current CSN Philadelphia Analyst
9:50 - 10:05 Break with Snacks/Autographs
10:10 - 10:40 Panel Discussion: Keeping Our Kids Safe in Sports

David Rubenstein, M.D.
Peter Deluca, M.D.
Chris Branscome, EPYSA
Meghan Mattson, A.T.C.

Kevin B. Freedman, M.D.

Topic of Discussion
Discussion will include issues in Single Sport Specialization, Safe return to play after injury, Governance in youth sports, Prevention of overuse injuries.

10:45 - 11:15 How Can We Make A Difference? Phil Martelli, St. Joseph's University

20 minute presentation / 10 minute Q&A with Moderator Stephen Stache, M.D.
11:20 - 11:50 ConcussionWise: Prevention & Recognition (Jessica Kempa, A.T.C.)

*Includes certificate of completion

Q&A with Moderator Stephen Stache, M.D.
11:55 - 12:25 Promoting Psychological Resiliency in Injured Athletes - Stephen A. Russo, Ph.D.
Q&A with Moderator Donald Mazur, M.D.
12:30 - 1:00

Break Out Session #1.  Participants Choose 1 Session from the list below
1) Interval Overhead Throwing Program (Adam Chrusch, M.D.)
    -Demonstration of Overhead Throwing Program (Joe Rauch, D.P.T., S.C.S., A.T.C.)
2) ACL Prevention Program
    -Introduction by Sommer Hammoud
    -FIFA11 Demonstration by Chrissy Biele
3) Nutrition's Influence on Injury Prevention & Recovery (Kelly Jones, M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D., L.D.N.)
    -Moderated by  John Luksch, D.O.
4) Shoulder Tackling - Gabe Infante, St. Joseph's Prepatory School
    -Review of Youth Football Initiatives - Stephen Stache, M.D.

1:00 - 1:25 Break Out Session #2.  Participants Choose a Second Session from the list above.
1:15 - 2:30 Lunch / Tour
2:30 Adjourn Meeting


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