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Policy Corner: Congressional Briefing on Youth Sports Safety; Focus on Girls in Sport

On the heels of a successful briefing (Oct. 30) with the International Association for Worksite Health Promotion, ACSM is staging another briefing to educate and activate Members of Congress and their staff on timely issues relevant to society at large and the ACSM mission.

ACSM and the National Youth Sports Health & Safety Institute will host a congressional briefing tomorrow titled "Healthy & Safe Participation & Athletic Development in Youth Sports – A Call to Action." At the briefing, Michael Bergeron, Ph.D., FACSM, and other NYSHSI leaders will provide an overview of the Institute’s mission and goals. They will also introduce an exciting new initiative and strategy focusing on healthy and safe participation and athletic development in girls. DC-area ACSM members are encouraged to attend. The briefing will be held this Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 2:00 p.m. in Room 2226 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

Prior to the briefing, the Congressional Caucus on Youth Sports co‐chairs, Reps. Mike McIntyre and Jim Jordan, will host a news conference at 11:00 a.m. to announce the 113th Congress Youth Sports Legislative Agenda.

Next week’s SMB will cover highlights of the briefing and news conference. For information about the ACSM policy program, contact Monte Ward, vice president of government relations: more

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