With more than 38 million children participating in sports each year in the U.S. and nearly 3.5 million of them needing medical treatment for sports related injuries, it has become more important than ever for youth sports coaches to be trained in how to prevent and respond to these injuries. The Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) will conduct two classes for coaches to reduce the amount of children suffering from unnecessary long-term injuries during sports activities. Clinics will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, and on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Both classes will be held at REMSA’s education facility at 400 Edison Way, Suite B in Reno.
Sponsored by Safe Kids Washoe County and University of Nevada Sport Medicine, educators will present an overview of common sports related injuries and steps coaches, parents and athletes can take to prevent these injuries. Participants will also learn how to deal with common injuries and how to identify those that need more immediate care and evaluation.
Participants in the clinic will receive a free water bottle as well as a basic first aid kit to keep with them for immediate care needs at event (while supplies last). For more information or to register for the class, visit www.remsaeducation.com or call 775-353-0772.
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