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A Step-by-Step Guide: Reduce Risk+Lower Liability for Youth Sports Concussions

1. WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?  Our youngest child athletes by being coached by adult volunteers with little or no concussion education. 2. WHY IS THIS A PROBLEM? Untrained coaches who do not know how to recognize and respond to a possible concussion, increase the risk of more serious injury for child athlete. Ignoring the signs of a concussion …

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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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