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Panel Discussion for New Canaan High School Rams
Posted On: Friday, August 19, 2016

Youth football is a fun-filled learning experience offering many positive aspects – good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty and citizenship – in addition to the fundamentals of playing the game. In order to fully enjoy and gain the most from the football experience, it is important to be knowledgeable about the best practices related to safe conditioning.  At the request of the New Canaan High School Coach, Lou Marinelli, ONSF held a panel discussion entitled "Youth Football - Play Strong Play Safe - Know the Facts about Weight Lifting, Intensity Training, Nutrition and Safety of Supplementation."


The event took place at New Canaan High School on Thursday evening, August 18th. Approximately 110 football players and their coaches attended the hour long talk.  The lively Q&A centered on questions from the athletes about nutrition and supplementation. 
  
Panelists included orthopedic surgeons Drs. Paul Sethi, Katie Vadasdi, and Demetris Delos who were joined by Alicia Hirscht, DPT who is a board certified Sports Physical Therapist specializing in adolescent sport injury prevention.



Paul Sethi, MD, Demetris Delos, MD, Coach Lou Marinelli, Alicia Hirscht, DPT, Katie Vadasdi, MD