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Concussions in Youth Athletes

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Concussions in Youth Athletes


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While pro football has begun to confront the consequences of concussions, a new report is putting the spotlight on younger athletes. Athletes of all ages need to understand the dangers and impacts of a concussion injury. This video can be played when teaching a lesson on the risk of head injuries.

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 7
7.1.2) Predict the risk of injury or illness if engaging in unhealthy behaviors.

Examples: riding in the bed of a pick-up truck, biking without a helmet, riding without a seat belt

a. Give examples of dangers associated with the use of alcohol, tobacco or other drugs.

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 8
8.5.1) Predict the impact on self and others when making a health-related decision.

Examples: following a time-management plan, walking to school, limiting caffeine intake, riding with an impaired driver

a. Analyze options as well as outcomes, when pressured by peers to perform illegal acts.

Examples: underage drinking leading to being arrested, injury or death when not wearing a seat belt, riding a motorcycle without a helmet resulting in head injury

Tags: concussion, sports, sports safety
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Author: Michelle Frye