The public (as well as coaches at all levels of sports) has recently become conscious of the frequency and seriousness of athletic concussions whether in professional, collegiate, prep or youth sports both male and female and even in cheerleading. Because of this new awareness, today’s coach must prepare thoroughly for prevention, detection and maintenance techniques regarding concussions. This course is designed to give the coach some “headache” relief.Upon completion of this course the teacher/coach’s awareness of the problem of athletic concussion will be heighten and a concussion policy will be developed.
In this course participants will have opportunity to:
- Give evidence of her/his awareness of the student athlete concussions problem
- Develop communication systems concerning concussions to student athletes, their parents and teachers
- Create prevention and maintenance concussion policies
1. The Problem
Read the following four resources
1a. Review your history with the problem of athletic concussions. Note the question is not asking about your injury history but about your history of involvement with the problem (which might include a personal injury).
2b. Describe a head injury that occurred before the athletic concussion problem became public news that you either personally knew about or heard of. Include in your description the result of the injury.
Note that the purpose of the following exercises is to create better odds that the answer to 1c would be yes!!!
Tony BattilegaB.A. Communication Studies, University of San Diego
California teaching credentials: English, Health, Physical Education.
High School Teacher 30 years - English 11 years, Health Education 5 years, Physical Education 17 years.
Distinguished Teacher Award: Rancho Bernardo HS, Granada HS, Amador Valley HS.
High School Baseball Coach 30 years: Rancho Bernardo, Granada, Amador Valley, San Ramon Valley. Multiple League and CIF Championships.
Youth Baseball Coach 10 years: Three Babe Ruth World Series Championships.
Baseball Camps 30 years: Owner, Coordinator, Instructor.
College Baseball Coach 2 years: Pitching coach Menlo College, San Diego City College.
Division 1 Baseball Player 4 years: University of San Diego.
“I am passionate about health, fitness and lifelong learning. I teach because everyone, especially teenagers, need support and guidance in their physical, emotional and social wellness. I am driven to leave a positive impact on every person I meet.”
Personal: Married, two children, dog, snake. Family is extremely important.
Interests: Mountains, Beach, Travel, Fishing, Hiking, Skiing, Fitness, Photography, Reading and Writing.