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.
The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) partners with USA Football to advance youth and high school football player safety by endorsing USA Football’s Heads Up Football program during its annual convention Monday in Indianapolis.
The AFCA’s endorsement of Heads Up Football comes during its 2014 Convention and marks the first time that the 93-year-old organization has endorsed a youth football player safety program.
Mothers are all about support.
Their roles are founded in compassion, education and love.
Football moms are no different.
Every fall, moms across the United States drive youth football players to and from practice while planning meals and shopping and everything else that needs to be done before the next game.
And in between making snacks and preparing equipment bags, today’s football moms are dedicated to becoming more involved with all aspects of the sport.