Friday Night Football Returns We Speak to Coaches and Medical Pro's about keeping Kids Safe On The Field

Reported by: James Mahon
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Updated: 8/23/2013 6:34 pm
CHATTANOOGA, TN, (WDEF)-It's that time of year when practice is replaced with real games and real pressure.

SilverDale Baptist  coaches say having the right gear is key to keeping their players concussion free.

Al Rogers,"Do you feel like you helmet  fits properly, do you feel like your chin strap is fine, or if they have received a hit that they did not let the coach know about, they need to let us know to look for signs of a concussion"


Chuck Janow of Redbank High School says a good coach keeps his players safe from bad hits and concussions.

"younger guys  against older guys,would not be wise, with who you matching them up with, that's just not being a very good football coach and not having the youngsters best interests at heart"

Dr Brett Sanders has trained and treated sports injuries and concussions on both sides of the Atlantic.
 
"Undiagnosed and under appreciated in the past, it's coming to our knowledge recently that everyone from soccer players to football players, it doesn't even have to be a contact sport"


He says be on the look out for these signs if your concerned for your children or students.

"A mild headache, or some confusion or even depression"
Everyone we spoke to added that communication with your children is key and if they don't tell you or their coaches then they can't be treated.


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