As a reminder .... Football is an all weather sport. All games will be played as scheduled this weekend. The referees will monitor the weather on the field during the games.
Current SYF Information - As of 09/25/15
Weather Alert – Weekend of October 3rd & 4th
Picture Day this weekend has been Cancelled.
Pictures Will Now Be Taken The
Weekend of October 17th
See the below Headline Article For Times
The weather forecast for this coming weekend is still a little uncertain. As football is an all-weather sport, it is expected that all games will be played as scheduled this weekend. If anything were to change, your coaches will pass along any new information. Otherwise, the referees will monitor the weather on the field during the games this Saturday and Sunday.
The Stamford Youth Foundation is delighted to announce major safety advancements for all children participating in their football and cheer leading programs. The Stamford Youth Foundation has partnered with Stamford Hospital to ensure that beginning in the 2016 season, participants in the aforementioned programs, have the ability to have an Impact baseline, VOMS and BESS exam at no charge. Tony Spadaccini, president of the foundation, is excited about the initiative: "We are thrilled to launch this latest initiative and collaborate with Stamford Hospital. Dr. Kunec is assisting SYF in properly training coaches and parents on how to recognize the symptoms of concussion and the proper protocols on returning to play either via the Stamford Hospital Concussion Center or one’s own physician for treatment. We want to do everything possible to protect the safety of all participants in our programs."
Des Hague, Chairman of Corporate Contributions for the Stamford Youth Foundation is equally enthusiastic of the endeavor: "We are focused on fundraising to ensure that all youth have opportunities to participate in our programs. We are looking to expand our programs and by having leading edge technologies that further protect our youth is a key way to do that." before adding " having someone as qualified as Dr. Kunec to lead this safety initiative is very encouraging. We are making a statement that we not only provide great activities but that we are also are taking every step to insure every child has great medical care from one of the nation’s leading doctors with major NFL and NHL team experience is tremendous. This is an awesome boost for our organization.”
Prior to coming to Stamford Hospital, Dr. Kunec completed her neuropsychology Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Sports Medicine Concussion Program and spent time on the Pittsburgh Steelers medical staff. During the program she provided clinical care and conducted research on sports injuries with elementary school children as well as professional athletes.
“I am thrilled to be asked by SYF to serve as a resource and look forward to working collaboratively with them to ensure these athletes are receiving the best care on and off the field. Concussions are a very manageable injury that most individuals should fully recover from so promoting the importance of baseline testing and education as well as post-injury management is critical in addressing the growing numbers of this injury in our youth.” stated Dr. Kunec.
About Dr. Kunec - a member of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Kunec worked in epidemiological research for the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) as well as Harvard Medical School, co-authored several papers and is a frequent lecturer on the causes, and potential short-and long-term health effects and treatment of concussion.
As the start of the 2015 football season approaches, we wanted to remind you of this very serious topic.
Youth sports are an important part of a child’s development – they teach sportsmanship, lifelong habits of good health, and confidence. As part of that experience, we want you to know that your child’s safety is very important to us. We take all injuries, including concussions very seriously.
Please visit the "Documents" section of our website for more information on concussions and the procedure we will be following in 2015 with regards to this particular type of injury.