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 •  April 15

A bill passed by the Alabama Legislature during the 2018 regular session will require youth sports coaches to undergo injury prevention and response training each year. HB9, the “Coach Safety Act,” was sponsored by Rep. Jack Williams (R-Vestavia Hills). It was signed into law by Gov. Kay Ivey on April 4 and will take effect this summer. At a...

Opelika Auburn News

 •  February 27, 2017

Kenny Howard became an athletic trainer two years before that. “That guy was a giant,” said Dr. Robert McAlindon, who practices at East Alabama Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine and worked along side Howard for a number of years. “The things we (in sports medicine) learned, the mistakes we made, Kenny helped us with all of that.” On Monday, Howard,...

Opelika Auburn News

 •  July 25, 2016

Submitted from EAMC Many studies show that being active in youth sports has multiple benefits: improved physical health, improved self-esteem, better academic performance, and greater awareness and adherence to healthy lifestyle habits. However, along with those benefits comes the risk of injuries. According to a study conducted by Safe Kids...