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D211 Post: District 211 to Host Heads Up Football Clinic

           Township High School District will host the first of two of USA Football’s Heads-Up Football clinic at James B. Conant High School May 23, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m.  The clinics are designed to teach football coaches safer ways to practice and play football.             The clinic will see coaches from throughout the Mid Suburban League conference discuss topics such as concussion recognition and response, heat preparedness and hydration, sudden cardiac arrests, and shoulder tackling.          &...

D211 Post: Concussion Awareness Seminar to Be Held December 7

As part of District 211's Community Education outreach, the district will host a second Concussion Awareness Seminar in the Schaumburg High School Auditorium (1100 W. Schaumburg Rd) at 6:00 p.m. December 7.  The seminar is open to the public and is free of charge.             Dr. Erik Beltran, a neurologist with North Shore University Health System, will share current research regarding concussion and will discuss the best practices for the treatment of adolescents following a concussion.  Attendees will also receive information about District 211’s post-concussion Return-to-L...

Impact Software Increases Safety, Concussion Awareness for Student Athletes

District 211 staff have worked hard to create awareness about head injuries for all student athletes involved in contact sports. Injuries in contact sports, which include football, cheerleading, and soccer to name a few, are heavily monitored by coaches, athletes, and parents. Throughout the past few years, Impact software has been used to keep track of an individual athlete’s brain activity for head injuries, specifically concussions. This technological assessment has allowed athletic trainers and coaches to more effectively judge whether or not an athlete is injured and when they can return to competition. “The start of the process is at ...