Episode 6

The Serious Problem of Concussions and Other Brain Injuries in Youth Sports

Why do girls have a higher chance for concussions than boys? What exactly is a concussion? When did doctors and the media began to recognize the seriousness of head trauma? Learn the history of concussion discovery and find out more head injury answers with Dr. Robert Cantu, Advisor to the NFL, author of “Concussion in Our Kids”, contributor to the film “Head Games”, and one of the world’s leading experts on mild traumatic brain injuries for over 30 years.

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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: Aug 13 2014