All USA Football members will receive free admission the 2016 Team Sports Conference & Expo on June 27-29 at Chicago’s Navy Pier.
Keynote speaker Joe Ehrmann, a former NFL defensive lineman with the Baltimore Colts, helps kick off the event that includes on-field demonstrations and classroom sessions with championship coaches and a presentation by Green Bay Packers all-time leading rusher Ahman Green.
Developing fundamentals and learning proper mechanics dramatically reduces the chances for injury, according to a pair of medical experts who work with NFL and college football players.
These are critical ingredients for a better, safer sports experience and too often overlooked in current news stories that discuss football injuries, including concussion, said Dr. Patrick Kersey of Indianapolis-based St. Vincent Sports Medicine and Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz of the University of North Carolina Concussion Research Center.
As warm weather approaches, football players and coaches are starting to pull out the helmets, shoulder pads, blocking shields and lesson plans for spring workouts.
One key to a good football practice is proper hydration.
Throughout training – including before, during and after – players and coaches both must focus on maintaining adequate hydration levels. Drinking plenty of fluids and staying well-hydrated benefits onfield performance while reducing the risk of heat stress or illness.