Through its membership, ACSM unites global experts in multiple disciplines from science to practice to policy, including education, medicine, research and health and fitness, to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine. National PTA brings youth health and wellness programs to its membership, which includes more than 4 million parents, teachers and community members nationwide. As part of the NFL and National PTA’s Back to Sports initiative, launched this fall, PTA leaders across the country will support Heads Up Football education and training, among other safety-focused programs, for young athletes and their families. The program is aimed at helping youths stay safer and healthier on sports fields. NATA is the professional membership association for certified athletic trainers. Founded in 1950, the organization advances and integrates scientific research to enhance the quality of health care provided by certified athletic trainers. The NATA Foundation is also an official supporter of Heads Up Football. Nearly 2,800 youth football leagues representing approximately 600,000 players and 90,000 coaches across the U.S. have registered for Heads Up Football this season in a commitment to their children’s health and safety. The program is being piloted on the high school level this fall in 35 schools spanning 10 states. Created by Indianapolis-based USA Football, Heads Up Football delivers coach certification, safer tackling techniques, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concussion recognition and response protocols and proper equipment fitting instruction. “In my clinical practice and as a team physician, I see first-hand the difference that evidence-based best practices can make in managing sports-related concussion,” said William Dexter, M.D., president of the American College of Sports Medicine and director of sports medicine at Maine Medical Center.
CLA USA Marketing, LLC Selects IEP Financial as Its Hybrid Broker/Dealer
Markets open in 1 hr 54 mins USA TODAY Sports Media Group And CineSport Announce Content And Technology Partnership Press Release: USA TODAY Sports Media Group Mon, Oct 7, 2013 12:00 PM EDT GCI 25.11 MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –The USA TODAY Sports Media Group and CineSport, a leading online producer and syndicator of original sports video programming, announced today that they have entered into a content and technology partnership in which CineSport will provide its industry-leading video technology platformthe VaMP video platformand create custom sports video content for properties within the USA TODAY Sports Media Group. “CineSport’s video production and programming capabilities makes this the ideal partnership for us,” saidTom Beusse, president of theUSATODAY Sports Media Group. “In addition, CineSport’s VaMP technology is a cutting edge platform for multi-site publishers and provides all of the key components necessary to deliver video to audiences across platforms and devices.” “USATODAY Sports Media Group is the largest and most creatively ambitious network of sports properties, and we’re looking forward to developing original programming with their talented editorial teams,” said Gregg Winik, CineSport’s CEO. “This partnership will demonstrate the true power that quality original video can deliver when contextually integrated into premium platforms.” As part of the partnership agreement, CineSport and USATODAY Sports will co-produce original programming for distribution through CineSport’s VaMP platform with the ability to distribute across hundreds of destinations within both the CineSport and USA TODAY Sports universes. The VaMP platform was developed in 2012 to specifically meet the needs of news and information sites and has seen wide adoption across CineSport’s network of major publishers, which include the Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and more than 100 other major daily news brands. VaMP provides a simple solution for editors to publish video contextually in the body of articles and to maximize engagement and monetization. About USA TODAYSports Media Group: The USA TODAY Sports Media Group encompasses all sports initiatives across USA TODAY Sports and Gannett’s more than 100 well-known local media brands. It also includes the sports photography wire service USA TODAY Sports Images , leading high school sports destination USA TODAY High School Sports ; For The Win , the first mainstream sports media property focused exclusively on “social news,” and designed specifically to resonate on social networks and non-traditional media channels and platforms; Sports On Earth , a joint venture withMLB Advanced Mediadedicated to great sports writing in all its forms; and the hundreds of sites within USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties, including Hoopshype.com and mixed martial arts site MMAjunkie.com , among many others. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. ( GCI ). About CineSport CineSport ( @CineSport ), the web’s number one producer and distributor of digital sports video. CineSport provides sports news, programming and production services to more than 100 blue chip web sites throughout the country including the following leading newspaper sites: Boston Globe , Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News , Atlanta Journal-Constitution , Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch . According to a recent NNN study, more sports fans chose newspaper web sites than ESPN.com for their news, information and analysis. In addition, CineSport recently launched its VaMP video platform.
USA TODAY Sports Media Group And CineSport Announce Content And Technology Partnership
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