SmartTeams Talk Short: "Buy In " Needed From Coaches To Improve Sports Injury Prevention Says Nationwide Children's MacDonald + MORE

SmartTeams Talk Short: "Buy In " Needed From Coaches To Improve Sports Injury Prevention Says Nationwide Children's MacDonald + MORE

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Dr. Jim MacDonald, a clinical professor at Ohio State and pediatric sports medicine specialist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, says that youth sports coaches are key to injury prevention, and says organizations need to a better job of getting high school and youth coaches to "buy into" injury prevention, through increased education about prevention techniques, such as neuromuscular training (e…

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Donald Collins, JD, Commissioner of Athletics, California Interscholastic Federation, San Francisco Section, discusses the role of sports officials in youth sports safety. 

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