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Assignment: InformativeSpeech

Titleof Presentation: Concussionsin Athletes


GeneralPurpose: Topass on the information regarding the topic of concussion in athletes

SpecificPurpose: Toexplore the causes of concussions in athletes

ThesisStatement: Concussionsin athletes are caused by several factors

I. Introduction

A. Attention-getter:One of the problems that phase athletes in the course of theiractivities is concussions.

B. Relevancestatement: It is important to identify issues that lead to suchoccurrences.

C. Credibilitystatement: Suchwill be critical in helping prevent the continued occurrence of suchcases.

D. Thesisstatement: Toexplore the causes of concussions in athletes

E. Previewreport: Poorplaying habits could be identified as one of the cases.

TheTransition: These habits could be linked to the general attitudes ofathletes while they are playing.

II. Body

Theview of athletes may be identified to be one of the causes ofconcussions among them (Lincoln, Caswell, Almquist, Dunn, Norris, &ampHinton, 2011)

1. Theycould fail to follow through the game instructions keenly (Benson,Meeuwisse, Rizos, Kang &amp Burke, 2011).

a. Suchan action could predispose them to cause harm upon themselves.

b. Theycould also harm other employees whom they are playing with.

2. Thefailure of team managers to properly train athletes could also causethe problem of concussions among athletes.

Transition: Team managers could also focus on increasing the level ofcooperation among the athletes (Rivara, Schiff, Chrisman, Chung,Ellenbogen, &amp Herring, 2014).

  1. High levels of collaboration among the athletes ensures that the problems of concussions are significantly reduced.

1. Theyneed to communicate with one another continuously

2. Theyalso need to be keen while playing in the game

a. Suchan action will enable them identify any dangers that may be there(Rivaraet al., 2014).

b. Theywill also be able to ensure the safety of other athletes whileplaying.

Transition: Managers may enhance the level of cooperation among the athletes byalso fostering better relationships with them.

  1. The athletes may also need continuous physical exercise (Castile, Collins, McIlvain, &amp Comstock, 2011)

1. Thisactivity will also ensure that they remain fit.

2. Theywill also be mentally stable to maintain focus while playing((Castile Et al., 2011).

3. Theexercise will also improve their ability to observe the rules of thegame while playing.

a. Theyshall be in contact with the rules continuously.

b. Theyshall be able to practice following the rules.

TheTransition: Concussions among employs can be reduced.

III. Conclusion

  1. It is important for managers and athletes to look into the problem of concussions more intently (Marar, McIlvain, Fields, &amp Comstock, 2012).

  2. Such an action will help to ensure that they are able to save a lot of work hours.


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Lincoln,A. E., Caswell, S. V., Almquist, J. L., Dunn, R. E., Norris, J. B., &ampHinton, R. Y. (2011). Trends in concussion incidence in high schoolsports a prospective 11-year study.&nbspTheAmerican journal of sports medicine,&nbsp39(5),958-963.

Marar,M., McIlvain, N. M., Fields, S. K., &amp Comstock, R. D. (2012).Epidemiology of concussions among United States high school athletesin 20 sports.&nbspTheAmerican journal of sports medicine,&nbsp40(4),747-755.

Rivara,F. P., Schiff, M. A., Chrisman, S. P., Chung, S. K., Ellenbogen, R.G., &amp Herring, S. A. (2014). The effect of coach education onreporting of concussions among high school athletes after passage ofa concussion law.TheAmerican journal of sports medicine,&nbsp42(5),1197-1203.

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