TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES - TBI is “the plague of the twenty-first century.” Every sports enthusiast should be doing all he or she can to prevent TBI in all sports.
In sports or sport-like activities, when Player A applies quick and sufficient force 1) to move Player B’s head while Player B is stationary or 2) to greatly change the direction of Player B’s head while Player B is moving, Player B’s brain could contact Player B’s skull, causing a Traumatic Brain Injury. Examples of such contact are here-in listed, but are not limited to: head to head, head to body or body part, body to head, body to body and body or head to ground. TBI is also possible when such action or contact causes front to back whip-lash or quick side movement of the head and neck. Wearing a helmet cannot guarantee to prevent such an injury. Any unattended TBI could result in brain damage.
A “timely whistle,” blown at the quickest opportunity to stop unnecessary contact, will reduce the number of injuries (especially TBI) in youth and high school football. In an effort to prevent injuries, football officials must be ready to blow a “timely whistle” on every play.
Mothers take note: N-S-A’s “quicker whistles” campaign will educate everyone regarding a safer way to play football. “Quicker whistles” could eliminate half the concussions in high school football games. N-S-A needs your help. Your voice(s) will lead football officials and high school hierarchy to support “quicker whistles” which will save brains and save the game of football.
N-S-A is the only national non-profit organization in the U.S.A. actively working to prevent TBI in all youth and high school sports, especially football.
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- Jock Patterson - Founder N-S-A