Edge to host Seminar regarding concussions in youth football Mar 8, 2018 19:09:22 GMT -8
Post by DiamondThief on Mar 8, 2018 19:09:22 GMT -8
The Bloomington Edge are taking an active step in the discussions regarding concussions regarding young athletes, specifically, those who are participating in tackle football.
In recent years, the topic has come to the forefront of discussions regarding football at all levels. In his official press release, Edge general manager Charles Welde said that the topic of youth athletes has become "accelerated" in Illinois due to that states House Bill 4341.
To that end, the Edge are hosting a free seminar on concussions in youth football. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 14 in Bloomington at the Chateau Hotel and Conference Center. The start time is set at 6:30 p.m. local time (central). The event is free to the public and no RSVP is necessary.
Illinois HB 4341 was pulled by state rep. Natalie Manley on March 7. Had it gone forward, it would have banned tackle football for children under 12 years old. The bill was entitled "The CTE Prevention Act."
Still, however, the discussion has not gone away. Welde said the information is designed to better inform parents and children to "make an informed decision on whether or not to allow their child to play tackle football." There will be an opportunity for families to ask questions of the guest speaker, Dr. Amyas Kabir of the Kabir Center of Health.
Welde's press release can be read below.
Through the public discourse relating to Illinois House Bill 4341, the topic of concussions in youth football has been accentuated. A large number of central Illinois parents are looking for information on what concussions are, how they are diagnosed, how they are treated, and what the short term and long term effects are. In response to the public’s interest in additional information on this topic, The Bloomington Edge will be hosting a free seminar titled “Concussions in Young Adults”. The seminar will take place on Wednesday March 14th in the auditorium at the Chateau Hotel and Conference Center in Bloomington, Illinois at 6:30pm.
The guest speaker for this seminar will be Dr. Amyas Kabir of the Kabir Center for Health. He has been in practice in Bloomington, Illinois for over 20 years and is an expert in the field of human health & wellness. Dr. Kabir has a vast amount of experience in treating both professional as well as young athletes for a wide array of injuries including concussions. He will discuss the importance of proper baseline testing prior to participation in athletic endeavors as well as appropriate evaluation and management of post concussive injuries.
The information in this seminar is beneficial to parents of athletes participating in any sport, and specifically to parents looking to make an informed decision on whether or not to allow their child to play tackle football. The information would also be helpful to anyone interested in writing an informed letter to their state representative regarding HB 4341.
The Bloomington Edge is a community centered organization and a staunch believer in the benefits of youth sports. This seminar is being provided at no charge to the families of Central Illinois so they can learn and ask questions about concussions. No RSVP or registration is required.
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