Coaches tell their athletes to keep their heads in the game. They want their teams mentally alert, sharp and thinking about their responsibilities during each play or event.
But when it comes to the head, coaches have even greater responsibilities: to help reduce the risk of head injuries.
Increased attention focuses on the cumulative effect of multiple so-called “minor” blows to the head, and coaches are being equipped with practical information to help them recognize and manage head trauma that sometimes remains hidden unless coaches also are “alert, sharp and thinking of their responsibilities” at all times.
Coaches have no greater responsibility than the health and safety of their athletes; and among the excellent resources for coaches’ concussion training are ImPACT and ACTive: Athletic Concussion Training for Coaches.
From the Director is the official MHSAA Blog which will touch on pertinent school sports topics periodically throughout the school year from various MHSAA Staff.