In the field of athletics, a common dialogue of coaches, administrators, athletes, and the media surrounds player safety and concussions. Although the majority of concussions are not associated with a loss of consciousness, the long term affects of these sometimes minor traumatic brain injuries can be devastating. Concussions can occur in many sports, with the NCAA rating Women’s Hockey as the collegiate sport with the highest rate of reported concussions.
With professional athletes filing lawsuits against their leagues, and children in youth sports suffering from concussions as competition heightens, coaches and officials must be doing everything possible to reduce these injuries. With the help of current concussion prevention tools, as well as new technologies in the field, athletic administrators and coaches are implementing methods to keep their athletes safe.
Find out more with the Ohio University Online Master’s in Athletic Administration program’s in-depth look at Preventing Concussions in Sports.