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Young Athlete Conference: Illness and Injury Prevention

April 21 at Children's Mercy Park

This one-day course is designed for athletic trainers, nurses, physicians, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, and other health care professionals that provide care to student athletes. Topics to be covered include illnesses affecting athletes such as asthma, diabetes, sport-related syncope, gastrointestinal issues, eating disorders and mental health concerns related to sports participation. In addition, aquatic therapy, core and Pilates, proper nutrition and sports performance to prevent injuries will be discussed. More information  

Youth Lacrosse Clinic

April 29 at Swope Soccer Village, Field #6
Registration (required for all participants)

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Children's Mercy and the Kansas City Sports Commission are teaming up to bring a special clinic for area youth who are playing or are interested in playing Lacrosse. The Youth Clinic Series is FREE to youth ages 6-12 and is a fantastic opportunity to learn a new sport or learn something about a sport you already tried. These clinics are intended to provide a positive, encouraging environment where kids can learn and enjoy a sport they may or may not have tried before.

When: Saturday, April 29
Time: 9-11am
Where: Swope Soccer Village (field #6) -- 6310 Lewis Road, Kansas City, MO 64132

Clinicians will be coaches and players from St. Teresa's Academy and Rockhurst High School, along with some help from the US Lacrosse Heartland Chapter. Pre-registration for all participants is required.


ACL Injury Prevention

June/July 2017 at Children's Mercy Blue Valley

The first and only ACL Injury Prevention Program in the Kansas City area operated and managed by athletic trainers and physical therapists with sports medicine physician oversight. The 6-week program will focus on agility, speed, quickness, mechanics and strengthening of the lower extremity. More information

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