We are very pleased to annouce our partnership with the Park City Miners Youth Football organization.
The Park City Ute Conference Youth Football Board recently approved a major purchase of all new equipment for the program in 2010. Players will be outfitted with new top of the line helmets, additionally, the Board recognized the management of concussions in sport has been in the press quite a bit over this past year – particularly with football. There has been a tremendous amount of research over the past 10-15 years pointing to the importance of proper management of head injury, particularly at a younger age for prevention of further injury or delayed cognitive problems that can occur with poor management.
The Board decided to improve awareness and safety in the management of this elusive injury by supporting the use of neurocognitve testing in the management of this injury in conjunction with Think Head First. Think Head First will provide education to parents and players regarding this injury, and encourages baseline testing utilizing the ImPACT neurocognitive screening tool.
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Individual baseline testing is ENCOURAGED, but not mandatory, for all athletes in the Park City Youth Football Program. The goal is to establish personal neurocognitive levels prior to entering the season for each player. Should your athlete sustain a concussion while participating with our program, we hope that parents will follow certain recommended guidelines for the player before returning to full sport participation.
BASELINE TESTING SESSIONS WILL BE SCHEDULED THE FIRST WEEK OF TRAINING (AUGUST 9TH) – SIGNUP WILL BE ADMINISTERED HERE ON THIS WEBSITE. The cost will be $30 per athlete (payment to be made at time of testing.