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Thursday, 18 August, 2011 0:13 AM
i9 Sports launches 'Stop Youth Concussions Crusade'
DETROIT -- With over 130 locations nationwide and six Michigan locations that include centers in Royal Oak and Rochester, i9 Sports has become the leading youth sports franchise organization in America. As we head into football season, i9 Sports has teamed up with former NFL Great, Brad Culpepper, to launch the “Stop Youth Concussions Crusade" with the sole purpose of promoting flag football as a safer alternative to tackle football, especially where boys under the age of 13 are concerned, as their brains haven’t fully developed.
there are questions parents must ask themselves: What are the
warning signs of concussions? Are our kids safe playing tackle
football? Isn't flag football the same as touch football?
don't know how to use their foreheads; safety is our goal at
i9 Sports” he said. “As an NFL running back, you're
trying to shake them. Children don't know how to move their
"You're talking about sports and competition" Schubeck continued. "The kids don't wear soft helmets. For older kids, their brains are still developing. But also the kids hit harder – which is cause for more concern. At i9 Sports, if your child has a hard fall, we have staff on site. Our staff knows what to look for as they have guidelines that have taught them how to handle concussion situations. We don't want to take any chances when it comes to concussions. That’s why we’ve implemented the ‘When in Doubt, Sit Out’ policy.”
hear the stories of parents arguing with the coaches and referees
over "bad calls" and their kids not being called to
play, but i9 Sports provide the parental pledge: if Mom and/or
Dad have a problem with them, they have to be reminded of the
For more information about i9 Sports, visit www.i9sports.com.
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