North Canton, Ohio: Developing the proper fundamental movement skills, especially at a young age, provides a strong foundation for sport specific skills in the future. By breaking down sport skills into fundamental movement activities, athletes can develop a better foundation for their sport and improve speed, agility, quickness, balance and power while preventing common injuries.
Mercy Sports Medicine offers a FUNdamental Movement Skills class for youth ages six years and up. The class is divided into different age groups with a maximum of eight students to one athletic trainer. All instructors have degrees and certification in sports enhancement. Classes will begin in January 2010 and will cost $40 per person for the four-week session.
A free FUNdamental Movement Skills trial class will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at Mercy Sports Medicine, located at 6200 Whipple Ave., in North Canton. Space is limited. For more information or to sign-up, call Mercy Sports Medicine at 330-966-8920.
Mercy Medical Center, a nonprofit corporation of the Sisters of Charity Health System and University Hospitals Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 550 physicians on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carrollton, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community, including the provision of care to all, regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, see www.cantonmercy.com.
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