Play with Heart has teamed up with Bladium Soccer to hold our next Athlete Cardiac Screen. There will be sports vendors, as well as a soccer skills clinic. All youth athletes (not only soccer) may register for this event.
Registration for athlete screens will open up September 14th, 2017.
The event is looking for local sponsors and partners. If you would like to sponsor, set up a booth, have your child screened or volunteer for this event, please contact Rich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*** Currently, youth athletes are evaluated based on the sound of their heart, blood pressure, and a review of the individual’s medical history. While these tests can help determine some medical conditions, many doctors agree that an electrocardiogram (EKG) should be added to the test to accurately determine the athlete’s health. It was determined that introducing an EKG test as a preventable measure could detect two thirds of “deadly, concealed heart trouble aggravated by exercise in competition,” – National Athletic Trainers’ Association.