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Dear parents of Gold Crown Foundation athletes,

 

As you may have seen, in August the Korey Stringer Institute (KSI) released high school sports safety policy rankings for all 50 states. Unfortunately, Colorado came in last based on our state’s high school sports safety guidelines as regulated by Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA).

 

Despite this low rank, we want to assure you that the benefit of partnering with Children’s Hospital Colorado’s Sports Medicine Center means that your child’s athletic programs at Gold Crown meet and often exceed these national KSI standards.

 

We are committed to the following safety protocols:

  • Heat illness prevention methods, including water immersion tubs on site
  • Annual concussion training for coaches
  • Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) on site
  • Appropriate medical care by certified athletic trainers (ATs)
  • Emergency Action Plans (EAPs)

 

The safety of all kids playing sports is of the utmost importance, and we will continue to partner with CHSAA to help move many of the guidelines and recommendations into active policies. Please don’t hesitate to contact our team with any questions.

 

Thank you for your continued trust and partnership,

Jay C. Albright, MD | Surgical Director, Sports Medicine Center

Aaron J. Provance, MD | Medical Director, Sports Medicine Center

Bridget Younger, MEd, ATC | Program Manager, Sports Medicine Center
bridget.younger@childrenscolorado.org | Office: 720-777-4869 | Cell: 303-549-6400

A certified Athletic Trainer is present at the Field House for all Gold Crown Events! 

 

Helpful articles for your child!

What it’s like to get a concussion – Kids who have experienced a concussion share their stories of injury and recovery, while pediatric experts  describe a concussion and explain what to expect during the healing process.

Sports Dehydration Safety Tips – To keep kids in top shape for sports, it’s important for them to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids. Here are some great tips to stay hydrated.

Stretching For Athletes – Stretching boosts muscle flexibility and range of motion, which not only amps your performance, it minimizes the chance of sports. Learn more about good stretching habits here.

Sport Specialization – One or One Too Many? – The multi-practices per night scenario plagues many young athletes today and can result in the athlete choosing to specialize in one sport.

Signs of a Concussion in Young Athletes – Immediately after a significant head injury, a young athlete should be evaluated to determine if they have suffered a concussion. Learn some red flags here.

How To Be a Positive Parent of a Young Athlete – Here are some tips for being an encouraging and supportive and fan of your child athlete.

Overtraining Burnout in Young Athletes   – In your child’s quest to be a  great athlete, how far is too far?

Why To Eat Dinner As A Family – We are all busy trying to coordinate every family member’s activity schedule. Here is why it is important to sit down together for dinner and how you can accomplish it. 

Read more articles from Children’s  Hospital Colorado here

Congratulations to our 2017 Children’s Hospital Colorado Sportsmanship Award winners!

 

These campers were selected by their camp coach for leading their team in sportsmanship, attitude and overall hard work during their respective summer camp. Way to go!