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Radisson Center

300 Harborview Plaza

La Crosse, WI 54601

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Mayo Clinic Health System and the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse are partnering to host a Youth Sports Safety Symposium to address current issues in youth sports. The event will be focused on the promotion of healthy and smart youth sport participation and training through education. The symposium will help bring sports medicine professionals, athletes, parents and coaches together to better understand how to help athletes reach their potential and limit the risk of injuries.

Highlights of this event include presentations from a sports medicine physician, sport scientist, athletic trainer and a collegiate coach. Presentations will cover current trends in youth sports pertaining to over-training, injuries, nutritional strategies and competing at the next level. The goal is to create an annual event o support the community through youth sports.


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8:00 - 8:15 am Check-in and registration

8:15 - 8:30 am Welcome and program overview

8:30 - 9:00 am How to Help Your Athlete Go from Good to Great
Dave Malecek, Wrestling Coach, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

  • Advice to young athletes and parents
  • Multiple sport athletes
  • Recruitment strategies and attributes coaches look for

9:00-9:30 am Playing with Fire: Preventing Burnout in Youth Sports
Alecia Gende, D.O., Sports Medicine / Emergency Room Physician, Mayo Clinic Health System

  • Dangers of early sport specialization
  • Overuse and overtraining issues in sport
  • Guidelines for safe youth sport participation

9:30-10:00 am Simple Strategies to Increase Pain Free Performance
Joel Luedke, Associate Director of Athletes, Director of Sports Performance and Athletic Training, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

  • Best practices for youth training
  • Movement and mobility strategies for injury prevention

10:00-10:30 am Sport Nutrition Strategies and Supplement Considerations for Youth Athletes
Andrew Jagim, PhD, Director of Sports Medicine Research, Mayo Clinic Health System

  • Sport nutrition strategies for youth athletes
  • Dietary supplement safety for youth athletes

This event is free and open to the public. We ask that you please register to account for food. Parking is available in the ramp across the street from the Radisson Center.

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La Crosse, WI 54601

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