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Will Monitoring Head Impact Exposure Solve the Problem?

Published Date: 
10 April 2013
San Francisco Chronicle
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Head injuries in youth and high school football pose daunting challenges; ones that sensational media coverage has many parents believing are insurmountable. Add in a culture resistant to change, too many coaches still teaching players to block and tackle using their heads, players unwilling to report concussions, and a sport in which, despite new laws, new technology and new tests, concussion identification and management remains haphazard, and parents are left wondering what can be done to improve safety.


Now, with Youth Sports Safety Month beginning, comes The Smartest Team<™, an hour-long documentary designed to help football programs and athletes play safer and smarter.


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