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High school football coaches and their teams are prepared for the 2021 football season.    Coaches were battle tested in 2020 in ways they never imagined.  Bottom-line: Coaches rose to the challenge of raising health and safety protocols to allow them to safely limit preseason workouts and move, shorten, or cancel games when required. Let’s not forget, Coaches are leaders and are well known for adjusting. And they meet high expectations doing whatever it takes to keep their team safe and make the 2021 season the best it can be.   Fall practices are now days away. Most Coaches and fans...

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Proclaimed “germaphobes” normally receive an unfair reputation. People like to poke fun at those who go above and beyond to keep themselves safe from germs and viruses, but they are just trying to stay safe. To each their own, right? Oftentimes, however, germaphobic practices affect people around the germaphobe, people who may not care about germs all that much. Like, if a mother were a germaphobe, her children would also likely be forced to follow in her footsteps, assimilating to all of their mother’s germ-fighting ways. Now, let's imagine a high school football coach was a germaphobe who made sure...

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The last year or so has been quite the roller coaster. We have all experienced the many ups and downs of the Covid-19 pandemic, but in recent months, it seems the ride may be coming to an end. The country has opened up and, in many areas, life almost seems back to normal. However, with developing variants and increasing infection rates, it is looking like we may be stuck on the tracks for a little bit longer. Now, news headlines have been flooded with the imminent question: are we headed into another shutdown? After all of the progress that has...

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With preseason practice and workouts approaching, it is time for high school football teams to start considering how they will keep players safe from bacteria, viruses, and germs throughout the season. Pads, jerseys, and other equipment in high school football programs are commonly reused and passed down through the years. As athlete after athlete practices, plays, and sweats in that equipment, germs and bacteria begin to build up. This often-overlooked safety hazard exposes the players to a slew of health risks, such as infections, rashes, acne, and more. However, there are many easy ways to prevent these dangers. Here at...

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  In less than two weeks, the best athletes from over 200 countries across the world will be gathered in Tokyo, Japan, to compete in the summer Olympic Games. But you already knew that! What you might not know about is the extent to which the Games are going to keep the staff and athletes safe. Of course, in these times of Covid-19, there is a long list of health and safety protocols in place to keep the thousands of Olympians safe as they travel to Tokyo and enter the “bubble” of participants. Competitors are being encouraged to avoid unnecessary...

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