Author Archives: Roger Wilson

Sport Heroes

Sport figures

Sports Heroes One of the best ways to teach kids is through example. Whether you want to impart manners, sportsmanship or respect, modeling those characteristics can have a much bigger impact than any words or attempted lessons. Kids follow in the examples of adults around them and imitate the behavior of adults that they respect […]

Neck Strenghtening

Neck Strenghtening

The Importance of Neck Strengthening for Athletes Participating in Contact Sports Neck strengthening exercises are one of the most effective ways to prevent concussions in contact sports. These exercises, which should be incorporated for athletes of all ages and ability levels, can help to decrease the impact that contact has on the brain. As a […]

5 Reasons In Favor Of Playing Tackle Football

tackle football injuries

Tackle football is a popular sport among children and adolescents to help teach them the fundamentals of this traditional sport. Many parents worry about the risk of concussions from this sport. But with just 3 to 5-percent of youth suffering from concussions, some believe that the frequency of such injuries has been overestimated and the […]

The Importance Of Sleep For Quality Sports Performance

  Sleep plays an important role in your physical, mental and emotional health. While you’re sleeping, your brain and body are working hard to prepare you for the next day, to support healthy brain function and to maintain your physical health. Among its many benefits, good sleep improves learning, focus and decision-making. While sleep is […]

Can Your Child Play Sports With Asthma And Allergies?

A question I get a lot from parents is: Can my child play sports with asthma? This concern usually peaks around this time of year as allergy season is upon us and can exacerbate asthma symptoms. It’s understandable that parents worry about their child’s health, but here’s the deal. The short answer…is yes. Your child […]

Athletes: We Should Support Concussion Research

Article by Michael Burke – www.concussionfoundation.org Former professional rugby player Roger Wilson pledged his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation to support research on concussions and CTE. When Wilson heard about the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank’s research on the relationship between sports and brain trauma, he didn’t hesitate to pledge. “More people should be aware that you can pledge to donate […]

Former Ulster backrow moves to Dallas to tackle American Football’s biggest problem

Article by Jack O’Toole – www.sportsjoe.ie After 14 years in professional rugby, Roger Wilson decided to pack up his bags and move his young family to Dallas, Texas. Wilson had spent four years in England with the Northampton Saints between 2008 and 2012 but this was a much bigger move to a much different place […]