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How Safe Are Our Athletic Venues in 2014?


On May 13, 2014, The TASA Group, in conjunction with recreation expert Tom Bowler, presented a free, one-hour webinar, How Safe Are Our Athletic Venues in 2014? for all legal professionals.

This presentation explored the safety concerns of athletic fields and gymnasiums.  Mr. Bowler discussed both the safety codes and regulations on the state and federal level, specific to buffer zones around courts and basketball courts, soccer and baseball fields and padding requirements for goal posts.  He also outlined the safety concerns for bleachers, signage and other safety concerns set by The American College of Sports Medicine and National Strength and Conditioning Association.

About the Expert
Tom Bowler received his B. S. in physical education from the University of Connecticut.  He then received his Master’s Degree in physical education from Springfield College. Mr. Bowler also has a certificate of advanced graduate studies from UConn in the area of administration and supervision of special education.

Tom Bowler taught elementary physical education for 33 years in Vernon, Connecticut.  He has also been a high school coach in the areas of cross-country and track.  Within his background, he was an adjunct at two state universities in Connecticut.  Mr. Bowler taught a graduate course on sports law and an undergraduate class on tort law and physical activity to exercise science majors. At one university, he served as an adjunct in the capacity of the director of intramurals and recreation.

Mr. Bowler has been an expert witness for plaintiff and defendant attorneys throughout the United States for approximately 22 years.  He has handled approximately 350 cases within that time span dealing with: physical education, recreation, athletics and playgrounds cases.

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