The Sports Legacy Institute (SLI) is holding a free Advanced Concussion Training (ACT) session on May 19th at 11am at Watkins Mill High School. SLI is the nation's leader in concussion education and the co-founder, Chris Nowinski, a former Harvard football player and WWE wrestler, co-director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University School of Medicine, and head of concussion education and awareness for the NFL Players Association, will be speaking. This event is being held in conjunction with the 2nd Annual Tom McHale Memorial Fundraiser (Click here to learn more and register).
This is an outstanding opportunity for coaches, teachers, parents, and youth leagues to learn about concussions from the experts, including current best practices and prevention strategies to keep kids out of the training room and on the playing fields. SLI is running this program full-time for Boston Public Schools and Chicago Public Schools (where it is mandatory for all coaches).
Our goal is to fill the auditorium and we need your help spreading the word!
SLI is partnered with Boston University School of Medicine, which houses the largest Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy "brain bank" in the world, to study the long term consequences of repetitive brain trauma (with donors including former Chicago Bear Dave Duerson and former NHL start Derek Boogaard). Additional information can be found here:
1. SLI history: Click Here
2. SLI website: www.sportslegacy.org
3. SLI ACT webpage: Click Here
4. SLI ACT video clip: Click Here