brains before gains
Brains Before Gains is a program dedicated to informing and EDUCATING high school athletes, coaches, and parents on head related injuries, primarily focusing on concussions. We want athletes to know of what brain injuries they are at risk for and understand evaluation, diagnostics, protocols, and treatment. Attendees should complete our presentation with a better understanding of what injuries they could sustain and outlets of help/ways to report. We believe SAFETY in youth sports is a top priority and we are determined to spread awareness and INFORMATION to all athletes. Brains Before Gain’s goal is to end every presentation knowing we helped ensure safety in young athletes and have encouraged athletes to speak up about their injuries. Our program is devoted to spreading AWARENESS . . . not fear.
MEET OUR MAIN TEAM
Hello! I'm Hannah! I'm currently a senior at Paso Robles High School and a Health Science and Medical Technology Pathway Completer. I play on the varsity soccer team and my dream career is to be an orthopedic surgeon.
I'm in charge of this website, all of our graphics, the post-presentation survey, our email, meeting agendas, and getting new teams started!
Q: Why did you want to start this program?
A: "I wanted to help start this program because I think athletes are severely uneducated in potential head injuries. A little knowledge could be lifesaving."
Hey! I'm Zoe! I'm currently a junior at Paso Robles High School and I have taken Introduction to Healthcare and Sports Medicine. I also participate in the San Luis Ambulance Explore Program. I skateboard and surf in my free time and my dream career is to be a paramedic.
I'm in charge of our presentation pamphlets, social media, and t-shirts!
Q: What about the Brains Before Gains program are you most proud of?
A: "I am proud that athletes listen to what we have to say."
Hi! I'm Maizie! I'm currently a senior at Paso Robles High School and a Health Science and Medical Technology Pathway Completer. I play on the varsity volleyball and basketball teams and my dream career is to be an orthopedic physical therapist.
I'm in charge of conversing with school administration, setting presentation dates, fundraising, all of our purchases, and stickers!
Q: What do you love about your Brains Before Gains team?
A: "My favorite thing about my team is their collaborative effort. No matter the situation, we're able to get things done and come to a consensus."