SOURCE: University of Calgary

University of Calgary

April 11, 2016 17:11 ET

Preventing soccer injuries and saving health care dollars

Media availability and photo opportunity

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - April 11, 2016) -  Sport is the leading cause of injury in youth. A new study published by University of Calgary researchers examine a specific warm-up program for youth soccer players that prevents injury and also saves millions of dollars in health care costs.

WHAT: Photo opportunity and media availability

WHEN: Wednesday, April 13 at 9:15 a.m. MT

WHERE: Gold Gym, Kinesiology Building - KNA121, University Court

WHO: Young soccer players and interview with researcher
Researcher Carolyn Emery, Faculty of Kinesiology and Cumming School of Medicine

About the University of Calgary
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Contact Information

  • Media Contact
    Leanne Yohemas
    Director, Communications and Marketing, Faculty of Kinesiology
    University of Calgary
    403.220.7652
    587.438.9011 (cell)
    lmyohema@ucalgary.ca