Pettisville High School Blackbirds                                                                                                                                                                       

Pettisville High School has 200 students and they do not have a football team. Strength training the head and neck is important to the development of their athletes for many reasons: 


1. Protect the athlete
2. Lower the sub-concussive forces that cause short term and long term injury
3. Enhance the ability of moving the head quickly
4. Significantly improve body strength
5. Improve balance and athleticism
6. Attenuate and dissipate energy
7. Increase maximum oxygen uptake
8. Stretch and strengthen the suboccipital muscles that have a direct correlation to the hamstrings
9. Increase vertical jump height
10. Increase blood flow to and from the brain
11. Cooling
12. Less mistakes during play due to contact and stress
13. Protect and strengthen the shoulders
14. Reduce headaches
15. Having strength measurements for return to play guidelines
16. Ultimately do the right thing by being responsible