Chart: Prep football coaches sound off on concussions

  • Updated: September 20, 2012 - 11:22 PM

Coaches sound off:  Bad form, bad results

« it certainly is more a part of our consciousness. Improper technique is more than a detriment to winning, it is a detriment to an athlete's well-being. » Carl Lemke, St. Croix Lutheran

Less aggressive play?

"Overall, it has been a positive experience, but I have noticed a few missed tackles. This reluctance has caused a few sideline tackles that would have been routine turn into a missed arm tackle or a shove." -- Ed Perrault, St. Paul Academy


"I do believe that the kids are paying closer attention to what we have been teaching them. Concussions 10 years ago were almost a badge of honor. Now the kids understand the seriousness of the injury." -- Jason Telecky, St. Michael-Albertville


"We have always been a stickler on fundamentals, especially when it comes to tackling. It is like third-grade football every day at our practices." -- Sean McMenomy, DeLaSalle


"There is so much fear around concussions that an athlete will say, 'I think I got a concussion after a big hit.' They don't realize the gravity that statement carries. Our hands are tied until the doctor clears them." -- Brian Vossen, Lakeville North

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Cincinnati - LP: S. LeCure 7
Atlanta 0 Postponed
Philadelphia 0
Chicago Cubs 0 Postponed
NY Yankees 0
Tampa Bay 0 Postponed
Baltimore 0
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Detroit 0
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