Every season, ACL injuries take thousands of students out of the game. To help you reduce the risk of ACL injuries for your student-athletes, the NFHS has partnered with the Hospital for Special Surgery to bring you this course.
This course is designed to teach you about the causes of ACL injury, how to identify and correct movement deficiencies that can lead to ACL injuries, and how to effectively lead a Neurodynamic Warm-Up before practices and games.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the number one cause of death in the United States for student-athletes during exercise. Caused by a structural or electrical problem associated with the heart, Sudden Cardiac Arrest happens when the heart unexpectedly stops beating and pumping blood. This is why the National Federation of State High School Associations, in partnership with Simon’s Heart, has developed the course Sudden Cardiac Arrest. This course could be taken by students or it could be used as informational material for teachers as they develop their lesson/unit plans.
Exertional Heat Stroke is the leading cause of preventable death in high school athletics. To help you minimize the risk of heat illness at your school, this course has designed to provide the fundamentals of a strong heat acclimatization plan and guidelines for limiting activities to account for changing environmental conditions and other contributing risk factors. It highlights the importance of an appropriate hydration plan and establishing an Emergency Action Plan in case of a suspected exertional heat stroke.
This course can be used as a stand alone assignment for students or teachers can use this to develop their unit/lesson plans.
This lesson helps young people understand the basic concepts of concussions. Youth will discuss brain injuries and complete a KWL chart (already Know, Want to know, what I Learned) to list facts about concussions. A hands-on learning activity gives young people a chance to experience what living with a brain injury may be like. Finally, the youth will reflect on what they learned about brain injuries and how to prevent them.
This resource is a free video by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The video describes how the drug naloxone can save the life of an opioid overdose. This video could be used as a way to propose ways to treat health problems, such as an overdose.
This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.
This resource is a lesson plan that could be developed into a Unit Plan. The resource provides an extensive amount of information and resources on Heart Disease. The resource includes approved videos to show to your class as an introduction, along with note guides, assessments, and writing props to expand your lesson.
The main objective of the lesson plan is to inform students on heart disease and the risk factors associated with the disease.
Learn about the four stages of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a brain disease that has been found in autopsies of many former football players, in this interactive from the FRONTLINE: League of Denial website. CTE was discovered in 2002 in the brain of former Pittsburgh Steeler Mike Webster. In its four stages of progression, changes in the brain are manifested by changes in behavior. At first, there are no overt symptoms; however, this gives way to rage, impulsivity, and depression, then to confusion and memory loss, and finally to advanced dementia.
Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of sudden death among youth athletes. It primarily targets athletes whose sport causes an elevated heart rate (football, basketball, soccer, track, etc.). While some exhibit warning signs such as fatigue and shortness of breath, for many people the first indication of a heart problem is cardiac arrest. This video also contains support resources to help teachers to check for understanding.
While professional football has begun to confront the consequences of concussions, a new report is putting the spotlight on younger athletes. This resource gives information on brain trauma and the developing adolescent.