CoachDeck LLC partners with STOP Sports Injuries Organization
San Diego, CA Aug 11, 2010 – CoachDeck LLC, (www.coachdeck.com) a leader in providing training resources for youth sports coaches, has announced a partnership with the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and their subsidiary STOP Sports Injuries.org.
The development of the STOP (Sports Trauma and Overuse Prevention) Sports Injuries campaign was initiated by the AOSSM in early 2007.
“CoachDeck is extremely concerned with safety and injury avoidance,” said Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck. “We made it a point to include safety tips for coaches in each deck of cards we manufacture and have published numerous articles on the topic. Our mission is to provide materials and information that give volunteer coaches the tools they need to impart the proper athletic instruction, and do so in a fun and risk-reduced environment. Partnering with STOP Sports Injuries will allow us to better spread the message of injury prevention and management.”
Lisa Weisenberger, AOSSM Director of Communications, said, "The STOP Sports Injuries campaign decided to partner with CoachDeck because it allows us to help educate coaches and their staff, on a grass roots level, about the need for awareness of youth sports overuse and trauma issues."
STOP Sports Injuries.org, was developed to prevent sports related injuries through education with an initiative not only to raise awareness and provide education on injury reduction, but also highlights how playing safe and smart can enhance and extend a child's athletic career, improve teamwork, reduce obesity rates and create a lifelong love of exercise and healthy activity.
The campaign's message underscores the problems of youth overuse and trauma injuries and emphasizes the expertise of our coalition of experts, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatrics, National Athletic Trainers' Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Sports Physical Therapy Section, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and SAFE Kids USA.
“As we continue to reach out to the community youth sports marketplace in grassroots fashion, we will now be able to deliver an enhanced message of safety awareness,” said Gotta. “If more kids play sports and stay healthy longer, we all win.”
CoachDeck cards were created to assist the millions of hard-working youth sports volunteers and parents who would like to help players learn important skills and fundamentals though fun drills and games. Designed by professional coaches, the drills in CoachDeck can be performed by players from 6-16 and are laid out in a fast, easy-to-understand format that allows coaches to conduct an extremely effective practice with little or no preparation.