ALFCA » Player Health and Safety

Expect officials to inspect players for knee pad requirements immediately.  This is a trend in college football and has filtered down to the high schools.  Coaches need to check their players to make sure that knee pads are worn and cover the knee properly. September 27, 2017To:        ...
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With the latest news about heart issues among our coaches, it is a good reminder about the importance of being prepared for such situations.  In your coaching career you may never be confronted with a life or death heart problem in your class or with your team. However, if such a situation appears ...
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The 5 Most Common Football Injuries (and How to Prevent Them)By Maren AuxierThe crisp feeling in the air reminds us that football season is around the corner. Football games are a time to come together to cheer on our favorite teams and players. It's a good excuse to sip on an ice-cold beer and ove ...
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 Preventing Heat Exhaustionand DehydrationAuthor: Amadeus Mason, M.D.Heat-related illness and dehydration syndromes have always been concerns for coaches, athletes and their parents. Each year heat-related illness and dehydration syndromes affect thousands of athletes at all levels an ...
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Treatment following a Concussion DiagnosisExcerpt from the NCSS PREPARE ManualThe most important treatment following a concussion is absolute rest. Both physical and mental rest are extremely important components of concussion treatment. This means athlete/parent must be educated on "cognitive rest" ...
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