Developing fundamentals and learning proper mechanics dramatically reduces the chances for injury, according to a pair of medical experts who work with NFL and college football players.
These are critical ingredients for a better, safer sports experience and too often overlooked in current news stories that discuss football injuries, including concussion, said Dr. Patrick Kersey of Indianapolis-based St. Vincent Sports Medicine and Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz of the University of North Carolina Concussion Research Center.
As more is learned about concussion and its effects, high schools and youth leagues across the United States are adopting return-to-play policies to safely get athletes back on the playing field.
But what about the classroom?
Student-athletes who suffer a concussion need care – and patience – from the academic world as well, said Dr. Gerry Gioia, the chief of pediatric neuropsychology at the Children’s National Medical Center and director of its Safe Concussion Outcome Recovery and Education Program.
President of Jeffco Midget Football Association Jeff Glenn named to USA Football's Commissioner Advisory CommitteeSteve Alic, Director of Communications Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:01am
USA Football has named JEFF GLENN, president of the Jeffco Midget Football Association based in Arvada, Colo., to its newly established Commissioner Advisory Committee to advance important standards rooted in education for America’s youth football community.
Glenn is one of eight youth football league commissioners from eight states who will unite to examine regional trends and work with other USA Football committees and its partners in medicine, child advocacy and sport. USA Football is the sport’s national governing body.