Are you asking yourself, is my son tough enough?

Cql Tough

Great Article I found that had me thinking after talking to a parent I’m friends with. He said, “Is my son even tough enough to play football?”.  This article will help you answer these questions. By Jackie Bledsoe Jr. – USA Football Last year, I interviewed my friend and former NFL player Rosevelt Colvin. Along with […]

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Be a Better Coach

Be a better coach

Football coach certifications help expand your knowledge, so you can make your team better and safer. You know how to coach. These football coach certification programs are here to help you do your job better. From flag to youth tackle to high school, USA Football certifications cover the most important health and safety issues for […]

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8 Benefits for Kids Who Play Football

Health Benefits with Youth Football

It’s no secret that football has received its fair share of negative publicity. There has been a heavy push to inform current and prospective players about the dangers of the sport, notably head trauma. But despite the obvious injury risks, I believe football remains one of the most rewarding sports a child can play. Ask […]

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Recognizing Concussion Headaches

Football signs of concussion

Berkeley Martin, MD Q: What about headaches? A: Concussions may cause many different symptoms as mentioned in last month’s blog post. Typically the symptoms will resolve within a few days to weeks with appropriate physical and brain rest, and graduated activity, as directed by a physical therapist, athletic trainer or physician. Headaches are among the […]

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How pre-screening can help youth athletes with concussions

CQL Concussion Testing

-Richmond, VA CBS 6, Sheltering Arms, and Chesterfield Quarterback League team up to build awareness for Concussion in youth athletes!   CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Central Virginia’s largest and oldest youth football league is working to educate parents and coaches on the prevention, diagnosis and quick treatment of concussions, one of the biggest concerns for […]

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Sheltering Arms Baseline Testing

Chesterfield Quarterback League (CQL) and Sheltering Arms Physical Rehabilitation Centers have partnered to promote best practices related to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of concussion. Currently, CQL and Sheltering Arms are collaborating to meet the need for concussion education and management through the following proactive initiatives: Baseline Testing Education on concussion prevention and management for […]

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Hydration strategies for spring competition

Hydration Strategies

As warm weather approaches, football players and coaches are starting to pull out the helmets, shoulder pads, blocking shields and lesson plans for spring workouts. One key to a good football practice is proper hydration. Throughout training – including before, during and after – players and coaches both must focus on maintaining adequate hydration levels. […]

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Youth practice guidelines: Ensure all coaches understand the definition of ‘full contact’

Understanding Full Contact

The way football teams practice is changing. At the NFL, college and high school levels, long gone are the days of lengthy scrimmaging and heavy contact drills. Most youth programs have followed suit. Through its National Practice Guidelines for Youth Tackle Football, USA Football is further redefining what constitutes a proper youth football practice by […]

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