Football, more than any other sport, is about developing players that are bigger, faster and stronger each and every year. This incessant drive can make players more prone to overuse injuries than they might otherwise be.
The negatives of sports specialization are well known and highly publicized within scholastic sports circles. One of the ongoing missions of football coaches today is to continue to promote the benefits of high school student athletes being “multi-sport athletes.”
Power Five conferences pass legislation giving team physicians and athletic trainers “unchallengeable autonomous authority” to make return-to-play decisions following concussions and other injuries.
The AFCA and the NCAA have partnered to create a prestigious program that identifies and trains premier, future leaders in the football coaching profession. The AFCA/NCAA 30 Under 30 Coaches Leadership Institute will take place on Sunday, January 10, at the 2016 AFCA Convention in San Antonio.
The games that teach so many important life lessons about leadership, team work and respect for others were under fire, yet many still believe the benefits outweigh the risks.