I was already planning to meet with the Athletic Director later this week for another reason, but it probably wouldn’t be a bad idea to see how students get screened for concussions and on how frequently they have to be screened. And if they don’t get screened does that mean that they are disqualified from practices and games? In order to inform people about the risks of concussions I must be aware of the policies inside the school and the district.
Again I had already scheduled to talk to the head football coach and it would be helpful to see his outlook on concussions. How many concussions occur each year total and what the process is for when one of his players has a concussion. Also it probably wouldn’t hurt to ask the physical trainer about what she does to help prevent or treat concussions and how to prevent them.