1. We will begin by interacting about what the students know about concussions, and what they have heard in the news about concussions.
2. By looking at slides of historic football games and players, we will put the game in historic context and discuss what football means to communities and fans. We will talk about the deadly 1905 football season and why the game was almost outlawed. We will briefly discuss the rule changes that came to be at this point in time.
3. We will discuss what a concussion is, what it is not, and the reasons it has become an unavoidable issue today.
4. Showing images of brains, brain scans, and football players I will share the latest medical evidence and the latest research being done to study high school football players.
5. I will explain the issues that fill news reports today surrounding NFL players whose brains reveal they had been suffering with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).
6. We will discuss the list of concussion symptoms and return to play protocols so athletes can be better understand the issues of concussions.
1. The participant will gain knowledge about concussions.
2. The participant will learn the signs and symptoms of concussion, the importance of proper treatment following a concussion, and suggested return to play protocols.
3. The participant will understand why concussions have become an unavoidable issue in the world of sports on all levels.
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