What A Concussion Is
How To Recognize It
How To Deal With It
Examines Possible Reduction Methodologies
Are Not Limited To
Like Football And Ice Hockey
People Have About Concussions
Resource Guide for Anyone in Sports
Concerning The Concussion Issue
This book and Certification program is for Coaches, Athletes, Parents and Sponsors concerned about the safety for all athletes and the facts and myths concerning concussions. You learn to analyze athletes and understand when additional precautions should be taken to remove an athlete and seek medical attention after an incident on the playing field. Ignorance about concussions in sports can be eliminated to protect the health of athletes in all sports. This book provides a no nonsense explanation of facts and myths that surround concussion in sports and how coaches, parents and athletes should approach the possibility of concussions during play.
Watering Seeds Organization is a non-profit organization that creates sports and recreational opportunities for wounded warriors and physically challenged individuals. WSO provides education, training, and the rehabilitation necessary to help get individuals, “off the sidelines and into the game.” We work with schools, cities, and other foundations nationwide on the very important work of informing and educating sports-related organizations and their coaches, players, and parents about the need to provide a safe and positive playing and learning environment for all participants. After reading Concussion Awareness, it was obvious to us that the goal of the author was to write a resource guide for coaches, players, and parents to follow in providing that safe and positive playing and learning environment. We would like to congratulate you. You have succeeded. We will be recommending the book at all our events and programs. We know it will be very helpful to all concerned.
I have been officiating high school football and baseball for the last 22 years, and college lacrosse for the last 8 years. I’ve seen many injuries that I feel could have been avoided if more emphasis had been placed on helping coaches, parents, and administrators protect their players. Everybody involved in sports, including doctors, should read the book Concussion Awareness , which focuses on awareness of what can and should be done to protect players. I can tell you that rules are also being updated and changed to protect the players. The NFL is setting a good example with its rule requiring players to get clearance from a doctor before returning to play.
presented the concerns of many parents and others,and I also appreciated the values he emphasized and stressed: things likecharacter, teamwork, leadership, sportsmanship, and ethics. I learned allthese things from Coach Shaw, and I feel that it helped me build a firmand solid foundation. As I am now coaching my son and his youth team, Istrive to give them a similar experience and teach the same values thatwere drilled into me. Thank you for being such an amazing coach and,more importantly, for being such a great role model, father figure, and man.
We have certainly come a long way in our understanding of how blows to the head can harm the brain. Together with continued research, education, open dialogue, and books like Concussion Awareness by Mike Shaw, we can help reduce the flow of misinformation and fear that can lead to parents pulling their kids out of competitive sports. Doing so would deprive generations to come of the sense of accomplishment, thrill of competition, and camaraderie that go hand in hand with sports. I truly believe the person I am today is due, in large part, to having played competitive sports beginning in kindergarten. In hindsight, I may not have returned to practice so quickly after what I can now see were clearly concussions; however, I certainly would have still chosen to play competitive sports, even with this new knowledge and understanding. Missing out on the competition, accomplishments, memories, and relationships that were gained would be much scarier than any possible injury. This book is a must-read for anyone involved with youth sports at any level.
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