The National Football Foundation has released some suggested guidelines high school coaches can use during pre-season parents’ meetings that will help promote your football program with safety as the priority. Please see below for discussion points.
The findings suggest that there is no clinically significant age difference in recovery following sport-related concussion, and therefore, separate injury management protocols for high school and collegiate athletes are not needed.
Preparing to win helps student-athletes develop self confidence and encourages them to work together toward properly communicated goals. Coaches must embrace their responsibility to their athletes and help them prepare for success.
High school coaches are often under serious pressure to balance their teaching and coaching roles, all while succeeding in both places.
Football coaches Steve Mahoney and Mark Haubenschild from Fort Atkinson (Wis.) High School explain three drill progressions for Hawk Tackling, a type of tackling that can prevent injury by keeping the head out of the tackle. Hawk Tackling was popularized by Pete Carroll, head football coach of the Seattle Seahawks (NFL).
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association will host a national press conference and unveil protocols and a high school program to keep athletes safe – from youth to professional levels of play.
NATA created a roadmap for recognizing potential mental health issues and developing a referral system to provide student-athletes with assistance.