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American Youth Football & Cheer Announces Launch of Comprehensive Online Registration Service

Miami, FL (PRWEB) January 7, 2011

American Youth Football & Cheer (“AYF”), the world’s largest youth football and cheerleading organization, today unveiled an exclusive, secure online registration and roster management service for AYF families, coaches and volunteers.

Each of AYF’s 17,800 member teams will now be able to process registrations and payments, manage rosters and facilitate background checks on coaches, officials and league volunteers using proprietary technology developed by SportsSignup, a national provider of online sports registration services.

The new service is accessible through the AYF homepage or the websites of affiliated leagues and will be overseen and operated by AYF administrators.

AYF has 625,000 participants and affiliated leagues in all 50 states plus Canada, Mexico, Western Europe and Asia. Several of its member organizations already were clients of SportsSignup, whose software and services have helped more than 1,500 youth sports organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada.

SportsSignup will provide its robust registration platform, software support and database management services for AYF. “SportsSignup’s package of services aligned perfectly with AYF’s mission to minimize paperwork and other registration obstacles while also ensuring the safety and well-being of all participants,” said Joe Galat, president of AYF.

“This is a watershed moment in our history, and it would not have been possible without the track record and reputation we have established for outstanding quality and service,” said Anthony Bruno, CEO of SportsSignup. “We’re grateful for the confidence and trust American Youth Football & Cheer is showing in our people and our products, and we’re looking forward to developing our relationship and our services in the months and years to come.”

SportsSignup, headquartered in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., facilitates several hundred thousand registration transactions each year for youth sports programs as well as individual events such as road races. In 2010, it surpassed $ 100 million in secure online credit card transactions.

“This new service allows our parents, coaches and volunteers to spend more time parenting, coaching and serving, and much less time filling out and collecting forms,” said Mr. Galat. “We’re taking what had been a major time commitment and reducing it substantially while taking additional steps to protect everyone involved. We see it as an extremely positive step for AYF and all of its families.”

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High School Football Kickoff Signals the Annual Rush of Youth Tooth Losses, says San Antonio Cosmetic Dentist

San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) September 28, 2011

High school football kicked off around the country this month, ushering in another year of youth sports, during which 3 million student teeth are expected to be lost, says veteran San Antonio cosmetic dentist Edward Camacho, DDS.

Athletics are an important part of health and social growth,Dr. Camacho said. But they provide risks to childrens mouths that can have long-term consequences. Its vital that parents understand and guard against these risks, and know first-aid procedures that may save a tooth thats been knocked out.

According to the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation, about 3 million teeth will be knocked out as about 30 million youths participate in athletics this year. In fact, the U.S. Surgeon General reports that craniofacial injuries account for a full third of all non-fatal sports injuries overall. And its not just football, with its violent clashes of pads and helmets.

Basketball and baseball are the two biggest mouth-injuring sports, reports Dr. Stephen Mitchell, of the University of Alabamas Department of Pediatric Dentistry. And the most common injuries we see are broken, displaced or knocked-out teeth, and broken jaws.

In part, this is because mouthguards and face-protecting helmets are not required for many sports, as they are in football, hockey and lacrosse. Mitchell recommends custom-fit mouthguards as the most effective insurance against tooth trauma for youth with permanent teeth. For younger children, with baby teeth, he recommends over-the-counter mouthguards that can be heated and molded to the teeth since their dentition is in transition.

About a quarter of dental injuries can still occur with mouthguards in place. Quick first-aid action and dental treatment may save a lost tooth, Dr. Camacho said. And the cost of not acting quickly to save a permanent tooth can be dramatic.

The National Youth Sports Safety Foundation estimates that the cost to treat a lost permanent tooth and provide followup care ranges from $ 5,000 to $ 20,000 over a lifetime.

If a tooth is broken or cracked, parents should get the young athlete to the dentist within 24 hours, Dr.Camacho said. But if the tooth is knocked out, there is no time to wait. Action must be taken within minutes to have the best chance to save the tooth. First aid steps include:

Soloff & Zervanos Attorney Joins Forces With Harrisburg Lawyer on Behalf of Victims of Alleged Sexual Assault by Jerry Sandusky, Former Penn State Football Coach

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) November 22, 2011

Soloff & Zervanos attorney, Jeffrey Fritz, is working in conjunction with Harrisburg, PA attorney Ben Andreozzi on behalf of victims of alleged sexual assault by Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State football defensive coach.

Following the allegations of child sexual abuse by Mr. Sandusky, Mr. Fritz offered his support to the alleged victims at Penn State earlier this week. Jeffrey Fritz, who is also president of the National Crime Victim Bar Association and who represents victims of child sexual abuse, joined with Tammy Lerner of the Foundation to Abolish Child Sexual Abuse, other victims’ organizations, and community members in holding a candlelight vigil in support of the alleged victims.

Mr. Fritz addressed the community and the media as a representative of the National Center for Victims of Crime, which partners with more than 15,000 organizations and for more than 25 years has worked to provide crime victims with the rights, protections, and services they need to rebuild their lives. Mr. Fritz called upon lawmakers and institutions to “take further steps to prevent sexual abuse and hold accountable perpetrators and the institutions that harbor them. One such step is the passage of stalled legislation pending in Pennsylvania to eliminate statutes of limitation for victims of child sexual abuse, which create a two-year window to permit survivors of sexual abuse to file civil law suits, regardless of when their abuse occurred.

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Founded in 1979, the Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at Soloff & Zervanos, P.C.have more than 100 years of combined experience. For more information about the firm, please go to http://www.thephillyinjurylawyers.com or call (215) 732-2260.