Guardian Caps: Marketing v. Research – How is a parent to know?

“Hey, mom, we have these new igloo caps in football and they reduced concussions by 80%,” reported a 5th grade, first-time football player to his mom in a local town in Fairfield County. Two weeks ago a local paper ran a very misleading article concerning Guardian Caps in which the Guardian Cap was called “concussion caps” multiple times and the caps …

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10 Questions to Ask Your Youth Sports Org

How to approach YOUR child’s team about their Concussion Policy by Katherine Snedaker I have listed the 10 questions below which from a flyer by Gerard A. Gioia, Ph.D., a Pediatric Neuropsychologist, which Steve Stenersen, President of US Lacrosse, emailed to me yesterday. Steve and I were having one of our semi-annual talks about how to empower …

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The Headbangers’ Ball – a concussion ed dance

Almost 200 students turned out for the school dance for The Headbangers’ Ball – dance for Concussion Education, which made it one of our school’s largest dances ever. Boys and girls alike wore sport-themed shirts; and along with dancing all night, the kids were actually very willing to cooperate in the educational part of the event. By school tradition, …

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