Every school year:
(1) High school athletes suffer approximately 4,000,000 Traumatic Brain Injuries (mild, moderate, severe) while playing school-regulated sports.
(2) Many athletes suffer more than one Traumatic Brain Injury.
(3) 1,880,000 Traumatic Brain Injuries (47% of the total) occur during football practices and games.
(4) 25% of Traumatic Brain Injuries in football (approximately 470,000) could be considered severe.
(5) Hundreds of thousands of football players injure their own brains and/ or the brains of their opponents. Preventing Traumatic Brain Injuries 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 Football Game Officials (FGO) refuse to blow Quicker Whistles to protect the players - the primary responsibility of all officials in all contact sports, especially football.
• Every high school football season, players suffer approximately 400,000 severe Traumatic Brain Injuries.
• “Football Game Officials have done nothing to prevent or reduce that number.”
• “Quicker Whistles prevent injuries, especially TBI.”
• Moments before each preseason scrimmage, Football Game Officials have very often advised coaches and teams that Football Game Officials will blow 'Quicker Whistles" to prevent season-ending injuries.
• Conversely, those same Football Game Officials refuse to blow "Quicker Whistles" during the regular season.
• WHY REFUSE? What is more valuable than players' brains... both before and during the regular season?
• SLOW WHISTLES are one of the main reasons football players suffer approximately 400,000 severe Traumatic Brain Injuries each season.
• "Quicker Whistles could cut that number in half. It's worth a try!"
• Such is the hypocrisy that endures within Football Game Officials' organization, all of which they refuse to discuss for fear of “ruining the game.”
• What is the rationale of Football Game Officials who allow 400,000 severe Traumatic Brain Injuries each year?
• In order to prevent injuries, "Football Game Officials must anticipate the opportunity to stop the stoppable, prevent the preventable."
"Quicker Whistles prevent injuries"
• By preventing ONE severe Traumatic Brain Injury at every high school football game (Varsity, JV, Freshmen), Football Game Officials could prevent
• 20,000 severe Traumatic Brain Injuries at football games every weekend in the Fall
• 200,000 severe Traumatic Brain Injuries every football season.
Quicker Whistles prevent Traumatic Brain Injuries