Brooke de Lench

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Brooke de Lench
Born (1952-02-15) February 15, 1952 (age 70)
Plymouth, Massachusetts
OccupationAuthor, writer, filmmaker and young athlete safeguards and sports injury prevention advocate
NationalityAmerican
Website
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Brooke Cranston de Lench (born February 15, 1952) is an American author, filmmaker, journalist, and advocate. Her advocacy focuses predominantly on athlete safety, welfare and rights of young athletes. In 2000 she founded MomsTeam, Inc organization and in 2013 MomsTeam, Inc became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization MomsTeam Youth Sports Safety Institute, frequently referred to as "MomsTeam". That same year she had her directorial debut with the film The Smartest Team: Making High School Football Safer, which aired on PBS.[1] In 2015 MomsTEAM was named an Institute Pioneer Organization For U.S. Implementation of Int'l Safeguards for Children In Sport by UNICEF UK.[2][3]

Personal life[edit]

De Lench was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, raised in Duxbury, Massachusetts and Stratton Mountain, Vermont. A lifelong athlete she captained her field Hockey team in high school to a Massachusetts State Championship.[4] She currently lives in Concord, Massachusetts and is the mother of adult triplet sons.[5]

Career[edit]

De Lench has participated in awareness campaigns, initiatives, and organizations that focus on raising awareness on athlete safety, welfare and rights in youth athletes, and has been a speaker on this topic at several summits and symposia around the world.

In 2003 she launched the nonprofit organization Teams of Angels, which supports families of children that have died or been severely injured in youth sports.[6] In 2013 she founded the MomsTeam Youth Sports Safety Institute, which raises awareness of health, nutrition and safety best practices in youth sports.[7] De Lench serves as the organization's executive director and in 2014 she, along with MomsTeam, organized the SmartTeams Play Safe summit at the Harvard Medical School.[8] Through the organization she has also launched a program called SmartTeams, which endorses the use of ideas and new technology that could minimize common issues with youth sports.[9][10]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Home Team Advantage: The Critical Role of Mothers in Youth Sports (2006, Harper Collins)[11]

Filmography[edit]

  • The Smartest Team: Making High School Football Safer (PBS 2013)[12][13]

Talks[edit]

  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Conference (AMSSM)- Youth Early Sport Specialization Summit (Houston, Texas) (April 2019)[14]
  • NYU Sports and Society: “Pressing Questions in Sports Law, Policy, Media and Science: Concussions, CTE and Conditions in Between” (New York City)(April 2018)[15]
  • International Olympic Committee's World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport (Monte Carlo, Monaco)(March 2017)[16]
  • Coalition for Concussion Treatment Conference at the United Nations, NYC.(January 2014)[17]
  • AYSO National Convention Keynote Dallas Keynote(April 2009)[18]

Published Articles[edit]

  • Brooke de Lench, & Lindsey B. Straus, Standard-Setting by Non-Governmental Agencies in the Field of Sports Safety Equipment: Promoting the Interests of Consumers or Manufacturers? 10 J. Bus. & Tech. L. 47 (2015) [19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Klein, Jeff (4 October 2014). "Canadian District Goes to School on Concussions". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  2. ^ "International Safeguards for Children in Sport" (PDF). International Safeguarding Children in Sport Working Group. 2016. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  3. ^ "UNICEF UK Names MomsTEAM Institute Pioneer Organization For U.S. Implementation of Int'l Safeguards for Children In Sport". MomsTEAM. 17 January 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2019.
  4. ^ "1969 South Shore League Field Hockey Champions". DuxburyClipper.com/. Duxbury Clipper. 14 November 2018. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  5. ^ Sullivan, James (24 October 2014). "Concerns bubble up as more young athletes specialize earlier". Bostonglobe.com. Boston Globe. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Summary for: TEAMS OF ANGELS, INC". Massachusetts State. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  7. ^ "NFL Marketing To Moms". ESPN.go. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  8. ^ Schwartz, Jessica. "My Experience at the Inaugural MomsTeam Institute Youth Sports Safety Summit at Harvard Medical School September 15, 2014". pt2go.co. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  9. ^ Hohler, Bob (29 December 2013). "The concussion doctor's tangled interests". www.bostonglobe.com. Boston Globe. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  10. ^ "Concussion sensors aim to help young football players". The Today Show. Today (U.S. TV program). 17 September 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  11. ^ "Home Team Advantage (review)". Booklist. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  12. ^ Moffie, Jonathan. "Jonathan Moffie, CUNY Sports Report co-founder and current SI Now producer, sits down for a Q&A session with The Smartest Team". City University of New York. Archived from the original on 11 December 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  13. ^ Wright, Scott. "Newcastle football team gets smarter about head injuries". News OK. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  14. ^ "American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Conference (AMSSM)". AMSSM. Retrieved 28 October 2019.
  15. ^ "Pressing Questions in Sports Law, Policy, Media and Science: Concussions, CTE and Conditions in Between". NYU Sports and Society. Retrieved 28 October 2019.
  16. ^ "Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport". International Olympic Committee's World Conference. Retrieved 28 October 2019.
  17. ^ "Coalition for Concussion Treatment Conference at the United Nations". MomsTEAM. Retrieved 28 October 2019.
  18. ^ "AYSO National Convention Keynote Dallas Keynote". MomsTEAM. Retrieved 28 October 2019.
  19. ^ "Standard-Setting by Non-Governmental Agencies in the Field of Sports Safety Equipment: Promoting the Interests of Consumers or Manufacturers". Journal of Business & Technology Law. Retrieved 29 October 2019.

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