The Lemont Hornets Youth Football and Cheer Association have partnered with Sports Brain to implement comprehensive baseline concussion testing for its athletes. As part of the program, Sports Brain will provide testing for the athletes in the Lemont Hornets Youth Football and Cheer Association.
Sports Brain will also make a variety of other programming and training available for the Lemont Hornets which includes:
- Baseline concussion testing utilizing current technologies in neurocognitive, vision tracking, balance testing and virtual reality.
- Concussion education seminars for parents, coaches and athletes
- Mental performance training utilizing cutting-edge technologies
- Cognitive training and development programs
- Mental toughness training
Sports Brain is a national organization based in suburban
Chicago concentrating on the implementation of comprehensive baseline
concussion testing and concussion management programs for youth, high school,
college, and professional sports organizations.
“We commend the Lemont Hornets for taking a strong,
proactive stance in the battle against concussions,” said Roy Kessel, Founder
of Sports Brain. “Many organizations are
reluctant to push for baseline concussion testing of their athletes. We are pleased to see the Lemont Hornets
organization encouraging every athlete in their football and cheer programs to
have comprehensive baseline concussion testing completed before they start
participating in practices.”
“Our mission is to encourage participation in a safe and
supportive environment,” said Jason Nash, President of the Lemont Hornets Youth
Football and Cheer Association. “We are
excited to partner with Sports Brain to ensure that our athletes receive
comprehensive baseline testing because we recognize the importance of those
tests in the recovery from a concussion.
We know that Sports Brain continues to take a leadership role in the
fight against concussions and will provide us with tremendous support for this
“It is important for us to continue
to help educate parents, coaches and athletes about the dangers of concussions,”
said Roy Kessel. “It is always
gratifying to see innovative youth organizations taking a leadership role in
incorporating new technologies and solutions to educate their coaches, parents,
and athletes which hopefully leaders to better return-to-play and
About Sports Brain:
Sports Brain is a national organization based in suburban Chicago concentrating on the implementation of comprehensive baseline concussion testing and concussion management programs for youth, high school, college, and professional sports organizations. Sports Brain also provides cognitive, mental toughness, and leadership development training to maximize mental performance both on and off the field. Sports Brain fights concussions by offering flexible schedules with multiple locations to make baseline testing more accessible. For more information, visit www.SportsBrain.com.
About Lemont Hornets:
The Lemont Hornets Youth Football and Cheer Association operates a variety of football and cheer programs in Lemont, Illinois. The Hornets are members of the Bill George Youth Football League. The Hornets’ goal is to give each child the opportunity to learn life social skills, a solid work ethic and love for the game of football in a safe and supportive environment. The Hornet Board strives in its mission to make the Hornets program about the kids. The Hornets want to cultivate an environment that everyone believes is very special, something people want to be a part of as players, cheerleaders, volunteers, sponsors and fans. They are committed to providing an exceptional and rewarding experience for all of their athletes. The Lemont Hornets challenge their student athletes to be strong role models by setting and achieving their goals in the classroom and in the community as well as on the field.
—Submitted by the Lemont Hornets