Category: Sports

5 Resources for Concussion Education
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5 Resources for Concussion Education

Concussion management is a key consideration for sports organizations everywhere. As we learn more about the damage caused by brain injuries like this, we can do more to mitigate them and help athletes suffering to recover safely and as completely as possible. There are many resources for concussion education, and here are five for you...

How ePACT Supports Safety For Youth Sports
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How ePACT Supports Safety For Youth Sports

We’re pretty big on safety here at ePACT, as it’s the basis for our product, and the services we provide to organizations across North America, and families and individuals all over the world. And this includes youth sports associations – from soccer and baseball, to football and hockey, we’re proud to support player safety throughout...

Enhanced Communications and Safety for the Ride to Conquer Cancer
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Enhanced Communications and Safety for the Ride to Conquer Cancer

ePACT is proud to support the BC Ride to Conquer Cancer, presented by Wheaton Precious Metals, and benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation. This is our third year supporting this amazing event! We’re also excited to announce our support for the Alberta Ride to Conquer Cancer, presented by Evraz, and benefiting the Alberta Cancer Foundation. We’re...

Emergency Kits for Your Kids
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Emergency Kits for Your Kids

Emergency kits are a key part of any household’s emergency plan, but they shouldn’t be limited to just your home! We can prepare emergency kits for use anywhere, anytime you need it – your car, the office, the family cabin by the lake, your RV, the kids’ sports bags. The list goes on! Preparing emergency...

Guest Blog: What Legal Weight Do Waivers and Releases Carry?
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Guest Blog: What Legal Weight Do Waivers and Releases Carry?

We’re pleased to introduce John M. Sadler as our guest blogger today. John, president of Sadler Sports & Recreation Insurance, is a youth sports coach, attorney, and sports insurance expert. He serves as the National Risk Manager for various national sports organizations, and is on the Medical & Safety Advisory Committee of USA Baseball. John’s...

Spring Sports Safety for Coaches & Parents
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Spring Sports Safety for Coaches & Parents

This post has been updated from the original. Spring is an exciting time of year for everyone involved in youth sports. As days get longer and the weather warmer, athletes, parents and coaches alike look forward to spending time outdoors, meeting new teammates and learning new skills, all while having a blast! Whether you’re a...

Concussions: Your Guide to Helmets
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Concussions: Your Guide to Helmets

Concussion management is a key consideration for many sports and activities, and ensuring that athletes have the right helmet plays a huge part! But why are helmets so important? They are designed to help the head slow down more gradually, spread the impact of a knock or fall over a larger area, and prevent direct...

A Guide to Electronic Signatures
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A Guide to Electronic Signatures

In 2016, we released our eSignature feature, allowing families to accept organizational waivers simply by adding their initials and electronic signature right on their ePACT record. Not only does this make things much more convenient for families but it also helps organizations meet their licensing and legal requirements with a date-stamped signature, and, of course,...

Returning to Play After a Concussion
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Returning to Play After a Concussion

DEFINITION: A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. [Source: CDC] Concussions in any athlete can have serious and long-term health effects, but the...

ePACT’s Guide to Spring Break Camps
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ePACT’s Guide to Spring Break Camps

Spring break is quickly approaching, leaving just enough time to get your plans in order! Whether you are a camp director, parent, or camp leader, we hope these tips will help make this spring break a memorable one. Parents: Spring break camps can be life-savers for parents and a great way to relax for kids! Follow...