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Welcome to the LV Sportz Foundation!


Helping Southern Nevada Youth

 GET IN THE GAME, ENJOY THE GAME, STAY IN THE GAME!


We're a multifaceted Las Vegas Non-Profit organization that aims to help every local Get in the Game, Enjoy the Game & Stay in the Game! We want to help strengthen our community's future through Positive youth sports participation for every youth today! We also provide unparralled access information on the local happenings and accomplishments from within the local sports community!

OUR MISSION:

  1. Provide parents and children with the information on the benefits of organized sports and how to properly introduce them to sports and develop overall athletes.
  2. Provide screening, training and certification of youth sports coaches. To include mandatory background checks every two years; training and certification in CPR, AED, Basic First Aid every two years; Instruction in coaching youth, mentoring youth and positive coaching; Training in the awareness of and the recognition and prevention of sports safety issues; Reporting and non-biased reviews and discipline for coaches bad behavior.
  3. Provide positive and safe sports (PASS) training to parents and their children. Training to include: CPR/AED training for parents and youth ages 10 and older; the awareness of and recognition and prevention of sports safety issues; Positive Sports Parenting for parents; Positive Athlete tips for children.
  4. Provide Leagues & Teams Access to Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s). Through affordable and hassle free means.
  5. Work with local Medical Professionals to Provide Affordable Pre-Participation Physicals. To include: complete child and family medical history; Baseline ImPACT testing; ECG; and Limited Echocardiogram or MRI’s of the heart.
  6. Provide Access to Sports Related Activity and Mentoring for Underprivileged Youth, At-Risk Youth and Youth from Families Struggling Through Financial Difficulties.
  7. Provide Incentives for Youth Sports Coaches & Athletes to be their best on and off the field through awards and recognition of accomplishments.
  8. Provide a single source of information on local youth sports happenings to encourage easier access to sports registrations, tryouts and camps & clinics.


WHERE TO GO FROM HERE?

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- Find Out More About Why Your Kids Should Play Sports, How to Find the Right Sports Program for Your Child and More

- Learn About Our Different Programs

- Learn How to Ensure Your Children Have a Positive and Safe Sports (P.A.S.S.) Experience

- Find Announcements from Leagues, Teams and Events Like Registrations, Tryouts, Camps, Clinics & More

- Apply for Registration Assistance

- Join Our Online Community

- Learn More About Us

Monday, 26 January 2015 00:00

Low-Cost CPR/AED Certification Class for Youth Sports Coaches & Team Moms Also Being Held

On Saturday January 31st, 2015 the LV Sportz Foundation will be holding its first sports physical and heart screening event of the year to provide local youth ages 10 to 18 with FREE comprehensive pre-participation physical evaluations (PPEs/Sports Physicals) and youth athlete heart screenings utilizing EKG’s and Echocardiogram’s.

The screening event will be held at First Person Care Clinic (1200 S. Fourth Street, LV, NV 89101) from 9am to 3pm. The event is made possible through the support of the Glen Lerner Gives Back program, First Person Care Clinics, the American Institute of Medical Sonography, HealthCare Partners Cardiology and Phase 1 Sports.

Interested parents must pre-register for the event since there is limited space. Parents can visit the LV Sportz Foundation’s Website at http://lvsportz.com/screening for scheduling, forms and more information.

The organization will also be holding a low-cost CPR/AED Certification class for youth sports coaches and team moms during the event from 10am to 2pm. Coaches and Team Moms can register here: http://lvsportz.com/schedule.  Cost is only $25. Space is Limited!

It's estimated that more than 100 young athletes die each year in sports-related incidents, and the National Athletic Trainers' Association projects that nearly half of those deaths are attributed to sudden cardiac death. Some causes include hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) which involves the thickening of the heart muscle, forcing the heart to work harder to pump blood. Along with other cardiac problems, HCM is the overwhelming cause of sudden death in young athletes. 

It is recommend by the NATA, the American Academy of Pediatricians and the American Heart Association that every child has an annual Pre-Participation Physical Exam (PPE) prior to participating in strenuous exercise or competitive sports, regardless if it is mandatory or not, to prevent sudden cardiac death and other major health issue on the playing fields.

A PPE can help identify congenital heart defects that can lead to SCA as well as any other musculoskeletal, spinal, dermatological or other health problems or risk factors a child may have. A PPE is different from a standard physical. The PPE specifically focuses on a child’s well-being as it relates to playing a sport. It's more limited than a regular physical, but it's a lot more specific about athletic issues.

Brian Bartolome, Executive Director of the LV Sportz Foundation said, “We have established this unique and innovative screening event to ensure that student athletes receive potentially life-saving exams to prevent such incidents without added cost.”

He further stated that, “Using an EKG along with an Echocardiogram as a screening tool, in conjunction with a qualitative physical exam and review of personal and family history, physicians are better able to detect cardiac abnormalities in young athletes. We know we can’t catch everything but if we can identify even just one or two abnormal screens and potentially save a life, is it not worth the extra precaution especially if we can offer them for free so that they are equally accessible to everyone?”

Dr. Alfred Danielian, LVSF and participating cardiologist from HealthCare Partners stated, "The LV Sportz Foundation’s Heart Screening Program for the local community is an effective way to detect conditions that may lead to sudden cardiac death in young athletes."

The LV Sportz Foundation also stated that they are working on doing this type of event on a quarterly basis and are looking at other possible options that include a Concussion Readiness Screening Program and/or sickle-cell screening as well as additional Injury Risk Assessments and more...

The screening events are part of the foundation’s larger Game-Saver Program which also includes low-cost American Red Cross CPR/AED Certification for coaches/team moms, hands-only CPR training for student-athletes and an A.E.D. Loaner program as part of their Positive and Safe Sports (P.A.S.S.) Initiative.

Event Details

Who: The LV Sportz Foundation, Glen Lerner Gives Back, First Person Care Clinic, HealthCare Partners Cardiology, American Institute for Medical Sonography and Phase 1 Sports.

What: Free Sports Physicals and Heart Screenings for Local Student Athletes & Low-Cost CPR/AED Certification Class for Youth Sports Coaches & Team Moms

When: Saturday January 31st, 2014 from 9am to 3pm (CPR/AED Cert Class 10am to 2pm)

Where: First Person Care Clinic, 1200 S. Fourth Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101

 

2015 January LVSF GS CPR

What We Are Doing!

Physicals/Heart Screens Given 131
Coaches CPR/AED Certified 3
Kids Trained in Hands-Only CPR 56
AED Inventory 1
Free Clinics Given 4
Assisted Registrations 8

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