Source: American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 2011) - The STOP Sports Injuries campaign (www.STOPSportsInjuires.org) continues to expand with more than 130 organizations pledging their support to advocate healthy play for young athletes. A few of the newest supporters include the renowned Cleveland Clinic, Kaiser Permanente and the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers' Society (PBATS). The STOP Sports Injuries campaign-launched in the spring of 2010 by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), and a host of other professional medical organizations - aims to arm the public with accurate information and tools to prevent, recognize and treat the long-term consequences of sports overuse and trauma injuries to children. "The staff at Cleveland Clinic Center for Sports Health supports the STOP Sports Injuries campaign efforts that are helping parents, athletes, and coaches better understand the causes of youth sports injuries. Studies point to a rising trend in the number and severity of these types of injuries. At Cleveland Clinic we are working to develop methods for more accurately diagnosing and treating injuries, including concussions, that keep youth athletes safe and healthy," said Paul Saluan, MD, pediatric orthopaedic surgeon and director of Sports Health Community Affairs at Cleveland Clinic. "If we can get parents to understand that specializing in one sport, year-round is not going to get their child a scholarship or into the pros and may get their child injured, we will have made a difference. Spreading the STOP Sports Injuries message into our clinics is essential to preventing injury," said Dr. Ronald Wyatt, chief of orthopedic surgery and podiatry at Kaiser Permanente Northern California. Overuse injuries for youth baseball pitchers are particularly on the rise according to a recent 10-year study published in the February 2011 issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine. The study proved a direct link between innings pitched in youth and adolescent baseball and serious injury. It highlighted the need for parents and coaches to monitor the amount of pitching for the long-term success and health of the young athletes. "Our members work with the professional baseball pitchers and know that many of them did not specialize in baseball growing up. Children should not be trained and practicing like professionals. We hope our participation in the STOP Sports Injuries campaign provides parents and athletes with the necessary education to keep kids out of the operating room and on the field," said Richie Bancells, MS, ATC, PBATS President and athletic trainer for the Baltimore Orioles. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, every year, more than 3.5 million kids aged 14 and younger are treated for sports injuries. Yet the American College of Sports Medicine estimates more than half of all youth sports injuries are preventable. "The growing support of more than 130 different organizations, supports our mission and belief that keeping kids safe from athletic overuse and trauma injuries will keep them playing for years to come," said James Andrews, MD, campaign co-chair and former President of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Andrews has performed hundreds of elbow, shoulder and knees surgeries on the likes of Sam Bradford, Drew Brees, Bo Jackson, John Smolz and Brett Favre. The STOP Sports Injuries campaign was initiated by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and includes a comprehensive public outreach program focused on the importance of sports safety-specifically relating to overuse and trauma injuries. The initiative not only raises awareness and provides education on injury reduction, but also highlights how playing safe and smart can enhance and extend a child's athletic career, improve teamwork, reduce obesity rates and create a lifelong love of exercise and healthy activity. The campaign's message underscores the problems of youth overuse and trauma injuries and emphasizes the expertise of our coalition of experts, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatrics, National Athletic Trainers' Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. Sports Physical Therapy Section, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and SAFE Kids USA. For more details, visit www.STOPSportsInjuries.org.
Atlanta & Tel Aviv, 25 May 2017 – PlayOn! Sports, America’s leading high school sports media company, and Pixellot, the leading provider of automated sports production solutions, today announced a partnership to bring automated sports production to U.S. high schools. By deploying Pixellot’s unmanned cost effective systems, high schools can now affordably cover any game and broadcast on the NFHS Network.
Operated by PlayOn! Sports, the NFHS Network brings together the National Federation of High Schools, state athletic associations, and member high schools. Covering more than 35,000 events produced in 2016, the network is the largest destination for high school sports broadcasts in the country. Even with member associations and schools producing mostly playoff and championship events, 90% of the 4 million high school games remain uncovered.
By introducing Pixellot’s automated production system, PlayOn! Sports enables schools to break the cost barrier and extend coverage to any game played on their home courts. The fixed installed system deploys computer vision technology to seamlessly capture and produce games without the need for a video crew. Game footage is automatically streamed to the NFHS Network portal where it can be watched live or on demand.
“Our partnership with Pixellot is a quantum leap toward comprehensive coverage of the high school sports experience,” says David Rudolph, CEO at PlayOn! Sports. “We’re already deploying Pixellot systems for basketball, soccer, volleyball, lacrosse and wrestling broadcasts, and will soon extend automated coverage into additional sports.”
Doug Billman, President, Pixellot USA, adds: “We’re excited to partner with PlayOn! Sports and its NFHS Network, the leading players in the U.S. high school sports media space. Our automated systems democratize sports broadcasts and will enable nearly 8 million of players and 50 million fans to engage with the high school teams they cheer for.”
Pixellot offers automated sports production solutions that provide affordable alternatives to traditional video capture, production and distribution systems for both professional and amateur sport events. Pixellot’s patented technology solution streamlines production workflow by deploying an unmanned multi-camera system in a fixed rig, with additional angles as required, to cover the entire field, offering a stitched panoramic image. Advanced algorithms enable automatic coverage of the flow of play and highlight generation. Pixellot was founded at 2013 by Dr. Miky Tamir and Gal Oz, bringing extensive experience in broadcasting and media technologies, as well as in sports technology. Pixellot systems are deployed by broadcasters, production companies, clubs, sports portals and coaching solution providers around the globe. For more information: www.pixellot.tv
About the NFHS Network
PlayOn! was founded in 2008 with the purpose of honoring and celebrating the commitment and achievements of high school students, parents, coaches, and teachers - inside the walls of the schools and in communities across the country.
PlayOn! Sports is the nation’s leading high school sports media company, streaming more live events than any other company in the country. PlayOn! operates The NFHS Network, a joint venture of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), its member State Associations, and PlayOn!. PlayOn! manages the day-to-day operations of the NFHS Network, which delivers live and on demand high school events at http://www.NFHSnetwork.com.
With relationships with more than 10,000 schools across the country, PlayOn! provides brand partners with unparalleled insights, access, analytics and activation on the high school market, including students, athletes, teachers and communities.
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Norcross, GA May 24, 2017 – A report this week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) citing a two-fold increase in cryptosporidium, more simply known as "crypto," outbreaks points to the need for Ultraviolet lights to enhance public swimming pool sanitization, according to Steve Pearce, Executive Group Vice President, ChlorKing®, manufacturer of Sentry UV systems and salt-based chlorination systems.read more
Source: Colorado Time Systems
Loveland, CO— May 24, 2017— Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ has signed an agreement with Colorado Time Systems, a PlayCore company, to install a brand new 12mm SMD LED video display at the Recreation Center Natatorium this summer.read more