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Selecting a Concussion Educator: Robb Rehberg Thinks Athletic Trainers Best Suited For The Role

With demand for concussion education, not just for parents, coaches, and athletes, but, for health care professionals as well is at an all-time high. But who should sports programs hire to educate athletes, coaches, and parents about concussions? MomsTEAM asked a number of leading concussion educators. (first in a series)

Concussion Education For High School Soccer Players Lacking, Survey Finds

A survey of high school athletic directors, coaches, and certified athletic trainers in Michigan finds that, while concussion education is very common in football, less than half of girls' soccer players received such education.

Brooke de Lench and MomsTEAM: Youth Sports Concussion Pioneers

At a seminar for parents at Concord-Carlisle (MA) High School in 2007, world-reknowned concussion doctor and MomsTEAM expert emeritus, Robert Cantu, MD, says MomsTEAM and Brooke de Lench were the "pioneers" in educating parents about the dangers of sports concussions back in 2000.

Youth Sports Concussion Safety Laws: South Dakota

On March 17, 2011, South Dakota became the tenth state to enact a strong youth sports concussion safety law requiring immediate removal from play of an athlete suspected of having suffered a concussion and requiring medical clearance before return to play.

NFHS Free Online Concussion Safety Course Passes 1 Million Mark

The National Federation of State High School Associations' (NFHS) free online concussion safety courseĀ  "Concussion in Sports - What You Need to Know" has been taken by over 1 million people since it was introduced in 2010.

Concussion Education and Safety Meetings Should Be Mandatory

Because one of the keys to keeping athletes safe when it comes to concussion is education, a concussion education and safety meeting should be held for parents and athletes should be held before every season. Ideally, the meeting should include presentations by medical doctors, former athletes, and parents of concussed current or former athletes.

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