MedStar Sports Medicine to Host Playmore! Youth Sports Symposium

May 17, 2018

BALTIMORE—Young athletes and their parents will learn from top sports medicine experts and hear from a Baltimore Ravens player at the inaugural Playmore! Youth Sports Symposium, sponsored by MedStar Sports Medicine, Saturday, May 19.

The event, which runs from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m., will include an educational symposium where sports medicine physicians will cover topics such as whether young athletes should specialize in one sport and how to keep young athletes safe. Children attending the event can participate in activities such as wiffle ball, soccer, flag football and running.

The keynote speakers will be Morgan Cox, a long snapper for the Baltimore Ravens, who will speak at 12:30 p.m.; and Bryce Crawford, the assistant men’s basketball coach for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Retrievers, who will speak at 9:25 a.m.

“Many children today are highly specialized in a singular sport and participating in competitive, organized team sports year-round,” said Lindsay Jones, MD, a pediatric sports medicine physician for MedStar Sports Medicine. “This shift calls for open discussion about injury prevention, and best practices– how best to care for and develop these talented young athletes.”

Event details:

Saturday, May 19th, 2018 | 8:15am – 3:00pm | M&T Bank Stadium

Cost: $35 (includes 1 child, additional kids $15 each)

Lunch provided. Space is limited.

RSVP at MedStarSportsMed.org/PlayMore

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About MedStar Health

MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system dedicated to caring for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. MedStar’s 30,000 associates, 6,000 affiliated physicians, 10 hospitals, ambulatory care and urgent care centers, and the MedStar Health Research Institute are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar trains more than 1,100 medical residents annually. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. For more information, visit MedStarHealth.org.

About MedStar Sports Medicine

MedStar Sports Medicine is one of the premier sports medicine programs in the country. Over the past 30 years, MedStar Sports Medicine has grown to include more than 60 physicians, 40 certified athletic trainers and a network of therapists, nutritionists, and support staff at MedStar Health’s ten hospitals and diversified services. Focused on patient care, education, research and team relationships, this network of medical professionals is dedicated to enhancing the health and performance of all active people. More than 40 sports organizations, including the Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, DC United, and US Lacrosse, have chosen MedStar Sports Medicine as their official sports medicine team. Visit us at MedStarSportsMed.org, or call 888-44-SPORT (888-447-7678).