A couple seasons back we were lucky enough to travel to the State of Hawaii and the gorgeous Island of Hawaii. While we were there we visited a few schools to look at their football teams and how they operate. And we found some great kids and coaches and watched some games too.
During the course of one of the games we saw at Konawaena High School there was a really hard hit and a concussion. And there on that small little field in the most remote Islands on Earth we saw some of the very best response and follow up that we have ever seen.
The incident at Konawaena was resolved quickly and effectively by a female athletic trainer and after the game we wanted to talk to her and get her perspectives about a Variety of issues that we are Championing at BrainChampions.org.
We were very fortunate to sit down with Head Athletic Trainer Chelsea Qualey and dig in deep on issues effecting kids and school districts and we covered everything from legislation and best practices to neuro-cognitive Baseline testing. This is a small poor school district folks. If they can do it we all can.
Konawaena Concussion Response- A Formula For Success