school athletics

A Look At Youth Co-Ed Sports

Sep 18, 2018
Chicago Fire Rec Soccer; Flickr

For a long time, professional and recreational athletes have been separated by gender, for physical and cultural reasons.  Today, it's more complicated: depending on the community, the sexes are both more divided, and more together, when it comes to sports.  


Awareness of the severity of concussions among young athletes has continued to spread among parents and schools within the last few years.

Meanwhile, the athletic staff at Kennett Middle and High Schools in North Conway have seen a decline in concussions among their students.

Neal Weaver is the athletic director for Kennett High School. Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley spoke with him by phone about the school’s efforts to reduce the number of concussions among athletes.

This transcript has been edited lightly for clarity.