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Virtual classroom discusses dangers

SPORTS by Mikaela Kuefler football helmet, which is five times heavier. Another
The Weekly ANCHOR of concussions in youth sports

difference is the type of contact used.
The webcast discussed the signs and symptoms of a
On May 17, the Holy Redeemer High School football
team participated in a virtual classroom webcast titled concussion, such as sensitivity to light, difficulty
'Concussion in Youth Sport' by the National Film remembering or unable to answer simple questions,
Board. dilated pupils, etc. The webcast also stressed that
HRH head football coach, Michael Bachinsky, concussions are common occurrences and that athletes
wanted students to hear about first hand experiences can limit the chances and effects through knowledge
because of the message it can hold. and proper training.
“Contact sports can have a high incident of neck, After the webcast Bachinsky lead a discussion, along
spinal cord and head injuries. It's important to be with the school counselor, about some of the truths and
knowledgeable and to understand what can be done to myths about concussions. Bachinsky discussed the
point made from the webcast, about the possibility that
prevent it. Player safety and proper technique are at the
THE WEEKLY ANCHOR “Parkland core of our program and this is an opportunity to brain damage can result from small concussions, and Football Player, Justin Breault, watches the
photo Mikaela Kuefler
multiple concussions may lead to multiple brain
incorporate technology so that students can understand.
Custom T-Shirts! Perspective” It is also in line with our teaching and coaching injuries. He also addressed the recent studies that 'Concussion in Youth Sport' webcast by the National
showed a possible increase of mental illness, suicide,
Film Board at Holy Redeemer High School, on May 17.
A Student View
philosophies,” states Bachinsky.
$19.95 including T-Shirt & Transfer A d i D n yone Say... The webcast focused on the dangers and symptoms of and loss of memory for people who receive multiple
discounts available concussions and featured guest speaker, Hayley and serious concussions. The team then discussed their concussion is not like a broken arm. It is not visible,
and in the past, was not addressed as seriously as it
preventative measures and their concussion protocol.
All Full COLOUR! RIDE? Wickenheiser. She discussed her experiences with HRH football player, Shawn Rogers, talked about his should have been. However, times have changed and
concession in sport and answered questions from
student all across the country. Her main focus was on experiences with concussions and agreed with a players and coaches are addressing concussion in sport
Or Bring your own pictures & Ideas! the importance of recognizing a concussion and statement made by Hayley Wickenheiser during the properly and seriously.
No additional cost alerting others. webcast. “Sometimes when players have to sit out, they Bachinsky advised that a concussion could happen at
The webcast was orientated around hockey and even tend to feel a lot of pressure to get out there and play any time, whether it is violent or innocent. He
discussed Eric Lindros's short career because of injured as if they are letting their team down. This is emphasized that prevention starts by going to practice
BORN reoccurring and undiagnosed concussions. Bachinsky probably one of the tougher things to do as an athlete. regularly and by being mentally and physically fit. The
football program at HRH has recently purchased a set
To sit out and accept that you have to get better before
GOLF the webcast's message because “a contact sport is still a you can help your teammates,” stated Rogers. He of Riddell Speed Flex helmets that are among the YOUR
was confident students would still be able to relate to
highest in safety rating available on the market. "A
pointed out, it is better to “speak up about it. Don't
contact sport whether it's hockey, rugby or football.
WORK DON’T TELL ANYONE There are a lot of students who play hockey and can keep it in the dark, because it can affect you for the rest proper fitting helmet and mouth guard can limit a C
concussions effect," says Bachinsky.
of your life,” advised Rogers.
correlate between the two sports”. A big difference
between the two sports is the size and the weight of a Wickenheiser pointed out that an injury such as a SPECIALISTS!
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Junior Women 100mand 400m; and Shawn Rogers,
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Junior Men 4x400m Relay. Senior Women 100m; Brandy Stewart – Senior And as you can see, although the athletes compete YOUR
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