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Neighbors to speak at annual coaches clinic

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Plans have been finalized for the annual North Central Arkansas Coaches Clinic held in Harrison on June 7.

The clinic started in 2019 under the direction of Steve Cox. Last year the event was not held due to COVID-19 restrictions.

This year’s clinic features the University of Arkansas women’s basketball coach Mike Neighbors. 

Neighbors, who is an entertaining speaker, will be speaking at 10:30 a.m.

The public is invited to attend Neighbors’ presentation.

There are seven featured entities that will be providing information during the day long workshop.

Advanced Dermatology will kick the day off at 8:30 a.m. There will be many product samples and information provided about skin protection during summer practices and team activities.

Dr. Brad Keener will be the next speaker. He will be discussing sports related face and mouth injuries.

Featured speaker will be Coach Neighbors beginning at 10:30 a.m. At the conclusion of his presentation, lunch will be served. Neighbors will be staying through the lunch time to visit with participants of the conference.

Cornerstone Bank, Harps, Hudson and Pepsi will be providing the lunch and are teaming with the Harrison Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Daily Times in sponsoring the event.

At high noon Dr. Gregory Havemale of the Cox Family Medicine Group will be discussing heat illness and concussions.

Following Dr. Havemale, local attorney Kelsey Bardwell will be on the agenda. She will be discussing ethics and public school laws.

The last speaker of the day is former local athlete and now medical doctor Evan Branscum. He is speaking on ankle injuries and when an athlete should return to play after that injury.

The event will be held at North Arkansas College. Each coach that attends the seminar will be awarded six hours of professional development.

For more information, please contact Cox at (870) 577-0439 or Matt Bell at (870) 741-1789.

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