As more is understood about concussion and its effects, it is important to learn how to recognize symptoms and respond correctly.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a new resource for parents, coaches and school and sport professionals – titled Get a Heads Up on Concussion in Sports Policies (download PDF below) – designed to help safely return concussed student-athletes to the classroom and playing field.
A good football team plans ahead – practicing and drilling until the movements become second nature.
The same should hold true for how youth football leagues deal with emergency situations. Preparation is key, and following an organized game plan is essential.
Nobody wants to face difficult situations that put people at risk, but a well thought out emergency action plan can focus the choices, simplify the process and put individuals in the best position to make the right decisions.
March Madness has come early to girls high school flag football in New York City.
Players from 40 high schools across the city gathered at Brooklyn's Tilden Educational Campus last weekend for a preseason clinic to help them to prepare for the upcoming season.
For some, it was an introduction to the sport and the skills involved – including flag pulling, passing and proper defensive coverage. For others, it was the beginning of their favorite time of year as New York schools enter their second season with girls flag football as a varsity sport.