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Young Athlete Conference

Course description

This one day course is designed for ATs, nurses, physicians, PTs, PTAs, occupational therapists and other healthcare professionals that provide care to student athletes. Topics to be covered include baseball and softball pitching injuries, rehabilitation for the throwing athlete, training guidelines for runners, running injuries and proper running mechanics.  Injury prevention for baseball and softball athletes will be discussed as well as demonstrations will be performed for clinical examination of the shoulder and elbow and cardiopulmonary exercise testing.



At the end of this conference the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss segmental speeds across maturation in youth baseball pitchers
  • Explain a pre-throwing program for softball pitchers aiming to reduce recovery time
  • Discuss updates in upper extremity functional testing 
  • Explain indications of barefoot running 
  • Summarize injurious running mechanics in athletes 
  • Discuss the epidemiology of tennis injury patterns  
  • Describe ways for runners to efficiently train for races of differing durations
  • Summarize the phases of the softball windmill pitch 
  • Demonstrate injury prevention strategies for softball athletes
  • Demonstrate functional testing for baseball athletes  
  • Demonstrate cardiopulmonary exercise testing 
  • Demonstrate biomechanical corrections for the running athlete 
  • Demonstrate physical examination of the shoulder and elbow

Course Registration Fee: $125
Student Registration Fee: $70
Children’s Mercy employees: No cost 

Tuition includes course materials, breakfast, lunch and refreshments

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KCSC Youth Clinic Series - Golf Clinic - April 28

We partner with the Greater Kansas City Sports Commission for a series of events which introduce a variety of sports to youth.  

Register a boy or girl ages 6-12 years old for a free golf clinic. All pre-registered participants will learn the basics about golf from the experts at The Free Tee of Greater Kansas City. All skill levels are welcome. Space is limited. Dr. James Roberson, Sports Medicine, will provide a free clinic for parents related to golf, injuries and performance at this event.  


Saturday, April 28
9-11 a.m.


Heart of America Golf Course
7501 Blue River Road
Kansas City, MO 64132

Register for the clinic

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