Archive for March 23, 2009

Concussion Week on

Posted in Injuries, Media, Uncategorized, Youth Training on March 23, 2009 by mboyle1959

This week is concussion week on Some of you will initially have the same reaction I did to concussions. What’s the big deal? Part of the game? When our first author, Chris Nowinski, offered to do a concussion education presentation for my staff that was my reaction. I thought “I’ll be polite and sit through this”. I was shocked by my own ignorance. In Chris’s words “ if you substitute the word ‘traumatic brain injury’ for ‘concussion”, your thoughts change”. The second concussion presentation comes from Dr. Brian Reiger and was provided by member Greg Streblow. I won’t say you’ll enjoy these presentations, I will say that you’ll learn a ton.

Last up is Putting Your Team Together by Bruce Kelly. This has nothing to do with concussions but, is a great follow up to Bruce’s previous piece on Training Masters Athletes.

Video of the Week features the work of the Sports Legacy Institute.

The clip is from an HBO RealSports piece. Please watch the entire clip. The important part begins at about the 5 min mark. This is a disturbing piece. As always don’t forget to check out the StrengthCoach Podcast at

Hope you enjoy the week. Michael