With all the measures now being put into place a very interesting question is: can all high schools handle this? The simple answer to this is: NO!
Required education for the coaches, parents and kids can only go so far; I have even touted this as the most important factor. However, once there is “live fire” will it all sink in? I believe it will, but not for all. From personal experience, the high school I am at we have been hard at the awareness part for the above mentioned “players” in the concussion game and there has not been a 100% retention on the information or actions. I would say that roughly 75-85% of those involved have grasped the information and action points. I feel that our school is in a rather unique position as well; one of vigilant follow-up and re-education, almost to the point of annoyance. How many schools have this going on? Continue reading