The TeamSafe​® Report #29: Braeden Bradforth

Braeden Bradforth: An Avoidable Tragedy and a 'Striking Lack of Leadership' Report of Independent Investigation "There was little to no oversight of the preparation for and execution of the August 1, 2018 conditioning test designed and run by Coach Sims." "it became evident there was a failure to properly assess student-athletes prior to the August 1 conditioning test described by one witness as an intense cardio workout. Little attention was given to assess Braeden Bradforth’s level of fitness. No consideration was given to the level of his acclimatization to weather or to the altitude in Garden City" Read more here

The TeamSafe​® Report #28: Concussions: The Confusion Continues

The "Good News" New research on concussions shows the occurrence of brain injuries to high school athletes across the country is dropping, especially during practices. According to the OHSAA (Ohio) "football is safer than it’s ever been" and a high school coach says, "People are erring much more on the side of being safe than sorry.” Another new study says, "There is a common perception that there's a direct causal link between youth contact sports, head injuries and downstream adverse effects like impaired cognitive ability and mental health," said lead author Adam Bohr, PhD. "We did not find that." "It is important to understand that the exposure of a typical youth participant may differ f

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