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Leveling the Playing Field: The Latest in Injury Prevention and Performance Technology for Youth Sports

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Wednesday, September 7 | 12:30 PM ET

Leveling the Playing Field: The Latest in Injury Prevention and Performance Technology for Youth Sports, in partnership with Leaders Performance Institute

The Leaders Performance Institute is an unrivaled network of the world’s high performance community that challenges thinking and shares insights, spanning all sports and all aspects of performance. You can find out more about the Institute and becoming part of the community here.

The average Premier League Club loses over $52 million in injury-related costs each season; Joe Haden’s injury alone cost the Pittsburgh Steelers $1,944,444 last year. For the 60 million children ages 6-18 who play in organized sports the financial fallout of an injury may not be as large a number, but the price can be just as high. 

Fortunately technology tools once reserved for elite athletes have made their way to youth sports, creating a safer sports environment.

Join us Wednesday, September 7 at 12:30 p.m. ET for this upcoming SportTechie Live where industry experts will discuss how injury prevention and performance technology can be utilized in youth sports.

Featured Speakers

Jimmy Russomano is the Senior Manager of Injury Prevention Programs at Hospital for Special Surgery. He oversees the development and delivery of injury prevention programming for young athletes around the United States.nHe began his career as a strength and conditioning coach, spending several years working with college athletes at Villanova University, Michigan State University, and the University of Illinois. Jimmy shifted his focus to working with young athletes after a few years in the NCAA, leading the strength and conditioning programs at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY. His professional interests include teaching fundamental movement skills to athletes, offering coaches an opportunity to continue their education, and giving all stakeholders in youth sport tools to reduce risk of injury and improve sport performance. This interest began after suffering an ACL injury in high school and having it reconstructed at HSS in 2006.

Dr. Sophia Ulman is the Division Director of Movement Science at Scottish Rite for Children in Frisco, Texas, and an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Her research focuses on lower extremity injuries and conditions, including anterior cruciate ligament injury and patellofemoral instability, as well as risk factors associated with sport specialization and overtraining. She is heavily involved in the Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRiSM) society, specifically in her roles as the Chair of the Sport Specialization Research Interest Group, Chair-Elect of the Injury Prevention Research Interest Group, and Chair of the Diversity Committee.

Matthew Grady, MD, FAAP, CAQSM, is a pediatric sports medicine specialist in the Division of Orthopedic Surgery at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).Dr. Grady earned his MD from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, and interned at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD. He completed his pediatrics residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, and a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD. Dr. Grady is a board-certified pediatrician with a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in primary care sports medicine. He is also a clinical associate professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Program Director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship program, and is responsible for training CHOP Emergency Department fellows in musculoskeletal medicine

Registration is free. All registrants will receive a link to watch the recording once the session concludes. If you didn't register for the session, you can watch on-demand here.


Hosted by

  • Team member
    Joe Lemire Senior writer @ SportTechie

  • Guest speaker
    James Russomano Senior Manager, Youth Sports Safety Program @ Hospital for Special Surgery

  • Guest speaker
    Matthew Grady Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics @ University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

  • Guest speaker
    Sophia Ulman Division Director, Movement Science @ Scottish Rite for Children Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center

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