Episode 49

Concussions and CTE: Everything Sports Parents Need to Know

It’s Super Bowl Week and all eyes will be on Santa Clara, California as the Carolina Panthers meet the Denver Broncos. And with the increased awareness of concussions, all eyes will also be on the sideline staff evaluating the players for concussions and determining whether they can return to the action. While the players in the Super Bowl are professionals, what do parents of youth football players—and of other young athletes—need to know about concussions? And what about CTE, which has recently entered mainstream conversations thanks to the film, Concussion?  

Listen in as Chris Nowinski, co-founder and executive director of the Concussion Legacy Foundation and co-director of the BU CTE Center, explains what you need to know about concussions, Second-impact Syndrome, Post-concussion Syndrome, and CTE. If you're the parent of a youth athlete, this is one podcast you won't want to miss!

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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: Feb 02 2016