Youth Sports Safety Month

Healthy Living Events in Nashville This Weekend

by Staff Blogger | April 25th, 2014

With April being named Youth Sports Safety Month and the St. Jude Country Music Marathon taking place on Saturday, April 26, the Nashville personal injury lawyers with Ponce Law would like to let you know about several upcoming events focusing health and injury prevention:

  • 2014 Health & Fitness Expo- The event is taking place April 25-26 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. at the Music City Center. Anyone planning to participate in the marathon must pick up their packet at the Expo, which will feature more than 80 vendors. On hand will be some of the latest running technologies as well as several interactive displays offering the latest in health and fitness information.
  • Kids Rock- Children in grades 1-7 are encouraged to come out to LP Field on Sunday, April 27, from 2-6 p.m. to take part in the Kids Rock one-mile race. Children in kindergarten can take part in a half-mile event as well. The YMCA will sponsor goodie bags for participants, as well as their free Healthy Kids Day event.

Michael D. Ponce & Associates explain that being fit and healthy is one of the best ways to help prevent injuries in the event of an accident. Studies have also shown those who take care of their bodies tend to heal faster from injuries than those who do not. This is why the firm encourages citizens to take get out and get active!

April is Youth Sports Safety Month

by Staff Blogger | April 4th, 2014

Spring is in the air in Middle Tennessee, and for many, it’s time to take to the athletic fields again! As sports season approaches, the Nashville Injury Attorneys with Ponce Law would like to take a moment to remind players and their parents of the dangers athletic injuries can pose, which is why April has been declared Youth Sports Safety Month.

One of our attorneys, Daniel Brooks, has played soccer since the age of four and has coached for six years. He is now in his first season as the assistant coach at Merrol Hyde Magnet School and offers some great information on common injuries he sees and how to avoid them.

Coach Brooks explains that pulled muscles are likely the most common and one of the most debilitating injuries players suffer on the field. There are typically several usual suspects when it comes to this type of Personal Injury, including a lack of stretching and proper conditioning.

He says that children’s bodies are constantly growing, which is why their muscles may not be able to handle the stress of training if they have not been conditioning in the off-season. The organization, Stop Sports Injuries, offers players Conditioning Tips that will help them be prepared to play all year long.

Michael D. Ponce & Associates are hopeful all of those participating in sports this spring and summer have a successful and safe season!