Head Games

Head Games

DVD - 2012
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A documentary film about the silent concussion crisis in American sports. Athletes from the professional to youth levels share their experiences and struggles with the long-term effects of concussions from contact sports. Inspired by the evens from the book "Head Games" written by former Ivy League football player and WWE Wrestler Christopher Nowinski, the film contrasts evidence and science on head trauma from medical experts with first-hand accounts from athletes, coaches, and parents who tread the difficult balance between sports excellence and self-preservation.
Publisher: Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. : Head Games The Film, LLC, c2012
Branch Call Number: DVD 617.1027 HEA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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stembridge Apr 11, 2013

Very interesting and watchable. Should be mandatory viewing for coaches, players and parents....both in children's sports and on up. Soccer, basketball, hockey, football, wrestling, boxing and the extra risks for females are all addressed. Leagues don't want to know about the problem due to the profound effects it would have on their sport, and so everyone ignores, denies or minimizes its impact. The movie also reiterates the definition of concussion is any sudden jarring, shaking of the brain.

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