The Smartest Team is a highly informative yet practical documentary which demonstrates the continued need for early concussion recognition and response in youth sports, while presenting a useful overview of the essential "need-to-know" information for athletes, parents, and coaches. This is a great resource that we will be sharing with our families.

What will be the biggest youth sports issue in 2013?

We got a chance to use the MomsTEAM website recently. The website is really well organized and I like the fact that it is not just a position statement that stays posted for months or years. You do a very good job incorporating current research, graphics, and experts in the field as well. The concussion safety section is also very current and is a useful tool wearing my parent hat, my coach's hat, or my physician's hat. I just want to applaud your effort on a job well done.


What is a sports dad's most important responsibility?

What Is A Sports Mom's Most Important Responsibility?

Kelly Rider (Athletic Trainer): Enjoys Following Athlete From Injury To Return To Play

In 2012, in recognition of April as National Youth Sports Safety Month, MomsTeam asked 30 experts to write a blog answering two questions: first, how or why did they get into their field, and second, how have they made a difference in the life of a youth athlete in the past year.  The blog project was a huge success.  This April we are reprising some of the blogs from two years ago and asking some of our new Twitter friends to join the party.

One of those we heard from two years ago was Kelly Rider, M.Ed., ATC, LAT, CSCS, an athetic trainer at the Dexter-Southfield School in Brookline, Massachusetts and head coach of a girl's ice hockey team at a Boston area high school.

By Kelly Rider, M.Ed., ATC, LAT, CSCS

An athletic trainer and high school hockey coach says she realized she wanted to be an athletic trainer after an errant puck hit her glove during a hockey practice freshman year in high school. 
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