Environment, equipment and intensity can place athletes at risk of heat illness. Heat illnesses represent conditions resulting from heat stress, which can be imposed by several factors but usually result from the environment or the body creating the heat load itself.
Heat illnesses can range from minor to severe, and exertional heat stroke is considered a life-threatening emergency. As recommended by the Korey Stringer Institute. Check out the resources below to help your players beat the heat.
- There are more than 46.5 million children participate in sports each year in the United States. Basketball is the third popular sport in America, second in the world.
- 1.35 million Youths a year have serious sports injuries in US.
Equipment fitting is much more than ensuring proper fit, it also aids in reducing risk of concussions and injury to your players. Whether you are a parent, equipment manager or coach, it is important to know and understand the proper techniques to fitting pads and helmets before an athlete steps onto the field.
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury – or TBI – caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth.
This fast movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging brain cells.
You organize and coach the game. You give your time to football. We’re here to help you make the most of it.
We lead, strengthen and grow youth football. We’re here to help you and everyone who loves the game by providing resources, education and events.
If you love the game, we’ll help you make it smarter, safer and more fun. For commissioners, the first step is enrolling your organization.