Episode 19

Concussions and Head Injuries in Youth Hockey

Without a doubt, concussions are a growing concern in hockey and youth sports in general. A wealth of information has emerged regarding this subject, though it’s hard to tell what’s true and what’s not so true. Do concussions really occur more frequently after the first? Do some sports have higher instances of concussions than others? Does protective equipment actually increase an athlete’s risk?

In this podcast, Dr. Elizabeth Pieroth offers her expert advice on how parents, coaches, and athletes can work together to reduce concussions rates. Pieroth serves as the neurological consultant for the Chicago Bears, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Fire and Chicago White Sox. It’s a must-listen for anyone involved in youth sports.

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TeamSnap Podcast host, Emily Cohen, dreams of living in a world where kids can enjoy sports for the pleasure of a well-hit ball, a faster time, or a corner goal – one without helicopter parents managing their every move. As a youth sports blogger, she’s been honored to write for TeamSnap for over half a decade, and now she’s taking her wit and wisdom to the airwaves with her new podcast that tackles issues relating to youth sports.

As a Cal grad and long-time Bay Area resident, Emily Cohen knows a thing or two about sports. With two very active teenage athletes, she is well-versed in bleacher-sitting and the conduct of sports parents – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Some topics close to her heart include sideline etiquette, injury prevention, and good old-fashioned sportsmanship.

When she’s not on the tennis court, at a game, or managing her kids’ teams, she’s writing snappy marketing copy for technology companies, walking her dog, or learning to play the drums.

Follow Emily’s podcasts and learn more about how to support your children in their athletic pursuits at podcast.teamsnap.com. You can also follow Emily on Twitter at @emilygcohen or email her at [email protected]

Release Date: Nov 03 2014