With influence comes responsibility. As a coach, a primary measure of your responsibility is to ensure the health, safety and well-being of your student-athletes. The best way to do this is to stay educated in the areas of safety and injury prevention.

AFCA Executive Director, Grant Teaff’s advice to football coaches:

“Practice good medicine, and by that I mean that all medical decisions should be left up to medical personnel.”

AFCA Executive Director, Grant Teaff’s advice to football players:

“If you feel bad, tell someone.”

With influence comes responsibility. As a coach, a primary measure of your responsibility is to ensure the health, safety and well-being of your student-athletes. The best way to do this is to stay educated in the areas of safety and injury prevention.

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest & Concussion Management

Sudden Cardiac Arrest & Concussion Management
Dr. Julian Bailes, Dr. Roosevelt Gilliam
2009

Summer Conditioning at the University of Missouri

Summer Conditioning at the University of Missouri
Pat Ivey
2009

Foods and Fluids for Football

Foods and Fluids for Football
Gatorade
2009

Sickle Cell Trait & Heat Illness Education

Sickle Cell Trait & Heat Illness Education
Scott Anderson, Ron Courson
2009

Football Conditioning - Considerations in Maximizing Your Efficiency

Football Conditioning - Considerations in Maximizing Your Efficiency
Stephon Healey
2008

Gridiron Heroes

Gridiron Heroes
Eddie Canales
2007

Head Down Contact and Spearing in Football

Head Down Contact and Spearing in Football
Ron Courson
2006

Youth Suicide - Recognizing At-Risk Youth and How to Help

Youth Suicide - Recognizing At-Risk Youth and How to Help
Clark Flatt
2006

Prevention and Emergency Readiness for Heat Illness Scenarios

Prevention and Emergency Readiness for Heat Illness Scenarios
Jon Almquist
2006

Foods and Fluids for Strength Training

Foods and Fluids for Strength Training
Susan Kundrat
2006

Fighting Heatstroke and Cramping in Football

Fighting Heatstroke and Cramping in Football
Randy Eichner, Bob Stoops
2005

Concussion in Football

Concussion in Football
Bob Toth
2005

Emergency Preparation

Emergency Preparation
David Weir
2005

From the Floor to the Ceiling - Developing Better Athletes

From the Floor to the Ceiling - Developing Better Athletes
Raphael Ruiz, Kent Morgan
2005

Fueling the Mind and Body for Peak Performance

Fueling the Mind and Body for Peak Performance
Tim Mullins, David Cutcliffe
2004

Secrets to Sooner Success

Secrets to Sooner Success
Randy Eichner, Bob Stoops
2003

Director's Report to Membership

Director's Report to Membership
Grant Teaff
2003

Educate Your Athletes Now About Drugs, or Pay Later

Educate Your Athletes Now About Drugs, or Pay Later
Oree Banks
2002

NATA Emergency Planning in Athletics

NATA Emergency Planning in Athletics
AFCA
2002


Preventing Heat Illness: Keeping Athletes From Falling Into Danger Zones

Preventing Heat Illness: Keeping Athletes From Falling Into Danger Zones
Robert Murray PhD,
Randy Eichner MD
2002

Prevention of Heat Stroke: The Role of the Coach

Prevention of Heat Stroke: The Role of the Coach
Douglas Casa
2001

Drug Rehabilitation

Drug Rehabilitation
Leeman Bennett
1985

Carl Eller: My Fifth Super Bowl

Carl Eller: My Fifth Super Bowl
Carl Eller
1985

What We Should Know About in Dealing with Drugs

What We Should Know About in Dealing with Drugs
Charlie Jackson
1984

A Drug Educational Program for Athletes

A Drug Educational Program for Athletes
Gerald Sherman
1977

Football Training in Hot Weather

Football Training in Hot Weather
Tom Wilson
1972

Are We Men Enough to Take on the Biggest Opponent of Our Coaching Career?

Are We Men Enough to Take on the Biggest Opponent of Our Coaching Career?
Ron Carnicella
1972

Heat Problems During Early Season Football

Heat Problems During Early Season Football
Bobby Gunn
1970

The Preventative and Active Management of Fresh Football Injuries

The Preventative and Active Management of Fresh Football Injuries
Walter Reich
1962

Hard to Win with 'Em; Impossible to Win Without

Hard to Win with 'Em; Impossible to Win Without 'Em
Al Proctor
1912




Sickle Cell Trait in Athletes by National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA)

Sickle Cell Trait in Athletes by National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA)
AFCA





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