Every school year high school athletes:
(1) Suffer approximately 4,000,000 TBI (mild, moderate, severe) while playing school-regulated sports.
(2) Many athletes suffer more than one TBI.
(3) 1,880,000 TBI = 47% occur during football practices and games.
(4) 470,000 TBI = 25% of football TBI could be considered severe.
(5) Hundreds of thousands of football players injure their own brains and/ or the brains of their opponents. Preventing TBI is N-S-A's most important goal. Athletes that play safer... play more... play longer.
(6) Approximately 300,000 athletes, who played at least one year of high school football, graduate with a damaged brain each year.
Every year a half-million youth and high school athletes begin the rest of their lives with a damaged brain because Principals (Pals), Athletic Directors (ADs), and Football Game Officials (FGO) refuse to protect the players - the primary responsibility of all three groups in all contact sports, especially football.
Every high school football season, players suffer approximately 400,000 severe TBI. N-S-A RESEARCH says, “No Principal or Athletic Director has done anything to prevent or reduce that number.” N-S-A further states, “Quicker Whistles prevent injuries, especially TBI,” as proven by FGO.
FGO, who refuse to blow Quicker Whistles during the season, advise coaches and teams before pre-season scrimmages that FGO will blow “Quicker Whistles” to prevent season ending injuries. Such is the hypocrisy that endures within FGO’s organization, all of which they refuse to discuss for fear of “ruining the game.”
What is FGO’s rationale for allowing 400,000 severe TBI each year?
In order to prevent injuries, "FGO must anticipate the opportunity to stop the stoppable, prevent the preventable."
"Quicker Whistles prevent injuries"
By preventing one severe TBI in every high school football game (Varsity, JV, Freshmen), FGO could prevent (1) 20,000 severe TBI at football games every weekend in the Fall -- (2) 200,000 severe TBI every football season.
QW prevent TBI