WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Page 156 of 211

"Because of their interest in football, both boys have become very motivated to have the best nutrition, sleep habits, and strength and mobility training to make them the best athletes they can be." Shane Rockett agrees that playing football has made him more dis- ciplined, both academically and athletically. He loves the team cohe- sion he's found in football. "I can't think of another sport where you are combined into one unit as much as you are in football," he says. And then there's the risk. In recent years, a glaring spotlight has been placed on the risks of recurrent head trauma sustained in professional football. From The New York Times to The New England Journal of Medicine to the film Concussion, news on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and its possible association with football has been pervasive. 155 f a l l 2 0 1 6 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e M A U R A W A Y M A N "Improved helmet technology is just one component of addressing safety." – J u s t i n M a i o n a , W Y F P r e s i d e n t

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