Full Force has mandated that every athlete in their lacrosse programs receive comprehensive baseline concussion testing before they will be allowed to participate in full contact practices.
Deerfield, Illinois (PRWEB) June 30, 2014
Full Force Lacrosse has partnered with Sports Brain to implement comprehensive baseline concussion testing for all of its athletes.
As part of the program, Sports Brain will conduct testing of every athlete in the Full Force Lacrosse program before they are allowed to participate in full contact practice.
Sports Brain will also provide a variety of programming and training for Full Force which includes:
- Baseline concussion testing utilizing current technologies in neurocognitive, vision tracking, balance testing and virtual reality.
- Concussion education seminars for parents, coaches and athletes
- Mental performance training utilizing cutting-edge technologies
- Cognitive training and development programs
- Mental toughness training
Sports Brain is a national organization based in suburban Chicago concentrating on the implementation of comprehensive baseline concussion testing and concussion management programs for youth, high school, college, and professional sports organizations.
“We commend Full Force Lacrosse for taking a strong, proactive stance in the battle against concussions,” said Roy Kessel, Founder of Sports Brain. “Many organizations are reluctant to impose strict requirements on their athletes. By contrast, Full Force has mandated that every athlete in their lacrosse programs receive comprehensive baseline concussion testing before they will be allowed to participate in full contact practices.”
“Having personally suffered many concussions, I strongly believe in the importance of comprehensive baseline testing,” said Rob Etmans, President and Founder of Full Force Lacrosse. “We are excited to partner with Sports Brain to ensure that our athletes continue to receive comprehensive baseline testing. We know that Sports Brain continues to take a leadership role in the fight against concussions and will provide us with tremendous support for this important battle.”
“It is important for us to continue to help educate parents, coaches and athletes about the dangers of concussions,” said Roy Kessel. “It is always gratifying to see innovative youth organizations taking a leadership role in incorporating new technologies and solutions to educate their coaches, parents, and athletes which hopefully leaders to better return-to-play and return-to-learn decisions.”
About Sports Brain:
Sports Brain is a national organization based in suburban Chicago concentrating on the implementation of comprehensive baseline concussion testing and concussion management programs for youth, high school, college, and professional sports organizations. Sports Brain also provides cognitive, mental toughness, and leadership development training to maximize mental performance both on and off the field. Sports Brain fights concussions by offering flexible schedules with multiple locations to make baseline testing more accessible. For more information, visit http://www.SportsBrain.com.
About Full Force Lacrosse:
Full Force Lacrosse is a program designed to make a difference in kid’s lives. FULL Force LAX is based on the teachings of the Positive Coaching Alliance. FULL Force LAX is so dedicated that they employ full time lacrosse coaches. Their only focus is improving as coaches to better player development. As a full time coaching staff they commit their time to improving the experience for players and parents alike. Full Force LAX takes pride in getting to know the families to help meet the needs of the players. For instance, if the player is interested in playing past their high school years we will reach out to colleges that could be a good fit for their lacrosse future and most of all their professional futures.
Full Force Lacrosse will not only help your children to become better players but we will also teach your children how to obtain goals that were once thought to be unobtainable. For more information about Full Force Lacrosse, please visit http://fullforcelax.com/about-us.html.