Alabama Football

Coach Safely

Flyer outlining Coach Safely Program

Encore Rehabilitation, Inc. is proud to be the Education and Triage Partner of Alabama’s Coach Safely Foundation!

The Coach Safely Act (HB9), passed by Alabama Legislature, is the first of its kind to address public concerns about sports injuries for younger athletes (14 and younger).  This law  and the Coach Safely Program bring together community youth coaches and experts in the medical field to reduce sports injuries, increase education about injuries, and increase participation in sports activities. The law is administered under the Alabama Department of Public Health and will be piloted this fall. Advocates of the law include Coach Nick Saban of the University of Alabama, Coach Wille Slater of Tuskegee University, and numerous other coaches throughout the state.

One part of the Coach Safely program is an educational course for coaches. The course was developed by Dr. James R. Andrews and the Andrews Research & Education Foundation.  The course covers topics such as concussions; heat and exertion illness; trauma and overuse; sudden cardiac arrest; and emergency action plans.

The Coach Safely Foundation was formed to support the Coach Safely Program and to work with each of the approximately 400 municipalities in the State of Alabama. The Foundation is supported by Children’s of Alabama, Encore Rehabilitation, and ThreatAdvice as well as public and private grants.

To read more about the Coach Safely Program, visit their website at: coachsafely.org

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OJ Howard Got Da Juice Football Camp

 

Encore Sports Medicine was proud to be a sponsor of the O.J. Howard Got Da Juice Football Camp held at Autauga Academy, Prattville, Alabama, June 16-17, 2018.

O.J. Howard is a former Alabama tight end who has just finished his first season in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This is his second year to hold the football camp. Two hundred kids participated in this year’s event.

O.J. was quoted in the Montgomery Advertiser as saying, “I’ve thought about doing something like this when I was playing here (Autauga Academy),” Howard said. “It’s a blessing to be able to host a camp at my school and to see so many familiar faces. It’s a dream come true.”

In addition to the camp, O.J. also made a $20,000 donation to his alma mater, Autauga Academy.


Encore Sports Medicine is proud to be
the Official Provider for Athletic Training Services
for the Alabama High School Athletic Association,
as well as numerous high schools and colleges
throughout Alabama and Mississippi. 

Want to know more about Encore Sports Medicine?
Click here or contact Gary Barfield at 404-933-4336.

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Encore Sports Medicine Symposium – July 13-15, 2018 in Orange Beach, Alabama for Athletic Trainers, Certified Strength and Conditioning Coaches, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Ortho Technicians

Super 12 Athletes honored at Banquet

The Dothan Eagle Super 12 banquet was held January 18 at Flowers Hospital. This is an awards banquet to honor local high school athletes in football, volleyball, and cross-country. Southern Bone & Joint Specialists and Encore Rehabilitation, Inc. sponsored the banquet. The guest speaker was Austin Johnson, a member of the University of Alabama Football Team and former quarterback for Elba High School.

This year’s winners are pictured below.

For photos of other Super 12 Athletes, please visit our Facebook page, Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan.

Makennah Mills Cross Country Player of the Year Super 12 Jan 2018

Makennah Mills, Northview High School, Super 12 Cross Country Female Athlete of the Year

 

Gabe Henneberger Cross Country Player of the Year Super 12 Jan 2018

Gabe Henneberger, Enterprise High School, Super 12 Cross County Male Athlete of the Year

 

Amy Warrick Volleyball Coach of the Year Super 12 jan 2018

Coach Amy Warrick, Goshen High School, Super 12 Volleyball Coach of the Year (3rd from left). Also pictured are Super 12 Athletes (Goshen High School) Kelsey Gibson and Hannah Calhoun.

 

Autmn Mayes Volleyball Player of the Year Super 12 Jan 2017

Autumn Mayes, Providence High School, Super 12 Volleyball Player of the Year

 

Bart Synder Brock Synder Goshen Coach and Player of the Year Super 12 jan 2017

Bart Synder, Super 12 Football Coach of the Year with Brock Synder, Super 12 Football Player of the Year. Both are from Goshen High School.