Parking Lots risk management

Managing Risk in Parking Lots During Sports Events

Aim for an injury-free zone

Sporting events are controlled competition among rivals, and that gets people excited. For as long as people have been running races, throwing balls, and riding horses, crowds have gathered to cheer on the competitors.

When emotions run high, that excitement can continue after the competition is over, and not always with …

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Concussions in youth sports

Refuting Reports of Increased Concussion Rates in Youth Sports

Looking at the facts

Reckless reporting and alarmist headlines about rising concussion rates in youth sports are a pet peeve of mine. Parents, athletes, coaches and league administrators deserve to have the facts presented responsibly on such a serious topic.

The headline on a recent article by a doctor screamed “Concussion rates are rising among U.S. youth.” …

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Sadler Featured in Sports Trade Magazine

The January/February 2017 issue of Sports Destination Management’s bimonthly magazine features John Sadler’s article, “Insurance Basics: What You Need to Know.”  SDM is a trade magazine for sports event managers and organizers.

In the article, Sadler explains why it’s important to address insurance needs while planning tournaments and other sporting events. In his over 25 years …

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Protect against Commotio cordis

Commotio Cordis: Proposed NOCSAE Standard for Chest Protectors

“If we can stop a bullet, we can stop a ball”

Baseball is arguably one of the safest team sports. But it’s also where we see the most incidents of commotio cordis, a sudden cardiac arrhythmia caused by a direct blow to the chest. While instances of commotio cordis are rare, one death is too many.

Heart …

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Baseball insurance

USABat Standard Adopted by Youth Baseball for 2018 Season

USA Baseball takes over bat-standard setting to preserve integrity of game

As the governing body of youth baseball, USA Baseball adopted a new bat standard for youth baseball ages 14 and under, effective January 1, 2018. USA Baseball assembled a bat study committee of leading scientists that conducted field and lab testing of bat performance to arrive …

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Youth sports age groups

Risks of Sports Specialization Among Youth Athletes

Focus on a single sport can lead to overuse injuries

Kids are starting to participate in recreational sports leagues and camps at increasingly younger ages in recent years. T-ball teams, soccer leagues, swim clubs, skating rinks, cheer squads, tumbling schools and even dance studios are filled with little people, some as young 3 and 4 years …

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Sports instructor general liability insurance

Client Profile: Fitness Pioneer Phil Campbell and Sprint 8 Workout

It all started with a small group speed lesson for the Sadler family

In 2006, my family visited Phil Campbell, M.S., M.A., FACHE, ACSM-CPT, for speed training in Jackson, Tennessee. My wife and I were surprised to learn that we were expected to take the training along with our kids. We were amazed at the improvement …

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martial arts instructor insurance

Injury Risks to Youth Participating in Martial Arts

How to reduce the risks, according to American Academy of Pediatrics

Kids and martial arts just seem to go together like cake and ice cream. Media hits like The Karate Kid, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers have sent kids begging their parents to sign them up martial arts studios for years. The …

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Concussion recovery in youth athletes

Youth Athletes and Concussion Recovery

Too many parents following outdated medical advice

Starve a cold, feed a fever. Swimming within 30 minutes of eating causes cramps. Cracking your knuckles causes arthritis. Tilt the head back to stop a nosebleed. All outdated but once heavily relied upon advice from the medical community. Sadly, these and similarly unsubstantiated notions continue to circulate. And …

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Outdoor sports risk management

Outdoor Risks: Tips For Surviving Wildlife Encounters

When enjoying outdoor sports and recreation activities, such as hiking, rock climbing, camping and hunting, most people know to follow the basic safety precautions: let someone know where you’ll be, carry enough water, pack first-aid supplies – you know the drill. But all too often outdoor lovers forget they’re invading the territory of creatures that …

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