First Group of Luge Athletes will Begin Next Month
Calgary, Alberta – April 25th, 2019 – CAP Corporation (CAP) the Alberta Luge Association announced today that ALA will implement the CAP program for their athletes.
The ALA exists to ensure the continued successful growth of the sport of Luge in Alberta through the development of its athletes, coaches, and volunteers at the recreational and elite levels. The CAP program will be implemented in the next few weeks to junior male and female luge athletes between the ages of 12 and 15.
Guntis Rekis a four-time Olympic Luge athlete from Latvia and the Development Head Coach for Alberta Luge stated that, “I have been very frustrated by the lack of solutions that offered tangible results for concussion prevention until I discovered the CAP Program right in Calgary! Although I was in Latvia, I was so excited that I signed up for their CAP 4 Trainers online course. The science behind the CAP neck training exercises combined with the ability to monitor and measure improvement performance and, establish individual concussion prevention protocols convinced me that I had found the solution.”
Kim Adolphe, CAP CEO commented, “We are so excited to have these young luge athletes complete the initial 16-week foundation training exercises to retest and measure their performance improvement. Then they begin their second 16-week training cycle to continue to improve their resistance to concussions incorporating exercises that are not just sport-specific for luge but also tailored for each athlete based on their RAM test, gender, and age. Our goal is to prevent concussions.”
About CAP Corporation
CAP (Concussion Active Prevention) Corporation is a science driven enterprise that has developed a novel technology offering not only a new and complementary approach to concussion prevention in sports, but an important one. CAP’s patented innovation offers the sports world the feasibility to dramatically reduce the severity of concussions before they occur they occur by changing the athlete; beyond the technical advances currently implemented in sport.
The RAM Test and CAP technology is the only platform of its kind. This technology measures neck function relative to sport-specific requirements to assess concussion risk, and mitigate that risk with scientifically designed, sport specific exercises, independently tailored for the specific nuances of the athlete on a case-by-case basis. We have developed a scientifically validated safety standard we believe all athletes in high risk sports should meet to lower the risk and prevent concussions before they occur.
About Alberta Luge Association
The Alberta Luge Association (“ALA”) was incorporated under the Societies Act of the Province of Alberta on January 21, 1983. Since then ALA has operated as a non-profit provincial sports association promoting the development of Luge training and competition in the province of Alberta.
ALA is recognized as the official provincial sports organization responsible for the governance of Luge by the Canadian Luge Association (“CLA”). CLA sanctions, monitors and assists all competitive Luge programs held in Canada. CLA is recognized as the official representative of Luge in Canada by national and international groups such as the International Luge Federation.
ALA currently hosts 2 Provincial Cup races and a Provincial Championships, as well as co-hosts the Luge World Cup and JR Luge World Cup annually.
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