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If you need to hear more information about concussion awareness-Don’t Come

If you believe all we can do about the concussion epidemic is JUST Manage the Problem-Don’t Come
If you have been told helmets are the answer and believe it –Don’t Come

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MORE Reasons why you should NOT attend the Concussion Summit:

1. To learn about even more strategies that promotes concussion AWARENESS.
2. To learn “heads up” techniques that still precipitates sub/concussive forces to the brain.
3. If you are convinced that the NFL, NIH and the federal government has the concussion epidemic under control.
4. If you are looking for some gimmick that will insulate your players from sub/concussive forces to the brain. duh
5. If you would rather be REACTIVE rather than PROACTIVE in addressing ways to mitigate this potentially life changing/threatening issue.

6. If you have NO regard to your players safety. It’s only a ding after all.

i gv up7. If you have NO regard to protecting the integrity and values of sport.

If you can stand on the sidelines and just allow athletes to became injured-.this Summit is not for you!

Head and Neck Isolator – The Vantage Research Team

The Vantage Research Team Utilizes  the Head and Neck Isolator Machine.

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                                                          Tilt 6                        A Special Group and Special Machine explore methods of lowering concussive forces

Get The Knowledge To Prepare YOUR Athletes for Competition

Get The Knowledge To Prepare YOUR Athletes for Competition

Head & Neck Training Specialist Certification

Head & Neck Training Specialist Certification

Preparing and Protecting Your Athletes During Competition


Strengthening the head, neck and surrounding cervical structures is the ONLY organic contingency within our control to prepare individuals to withstand potentially injurious forces.

The most important goal of the strength and conditioning professional is to PRUDENTLY PREPARE the individuals for the rigors of the task. As such, given the catastrophic consequences of a cervical spine and traumatic brain injury, the strengthening of the head, neck and surrounding muscular structures of the cervical spine MUST be considered PRIORITY ONE in the prescription and design of exercise routines. ONE Day Concussion Reduction Methodology Seminar – Learn the skills and knowledge to prepare and protect your athletes from concussive and sub concussive forces. Evidence based, proactive, hands-on instruction taught by experienced professionals and expert practitioners. NSCA Approved CEU’s.

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Mark Asanovich, M.A.                                                             Dr. Ralph Cornwell, Jr

Date: Friday, April 10th, 2015   Doors Open at 8am. Summit Begins 8:30am

Where: Minnetonka High School:

Presentations will be in the The Forum

Demonstrations will be in the Pagel Center Weight Room (on the Minnetonka High School Campus)

Every coach says, “they care about the health of their athletes”. Here is your chance to prove it while improving your skills as a coach.


Become a Certified as a Head and Neck Training Specialist!

For more information visit us at http://www.concussionpreventionprotocol.com

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Sometimes It Takes A Village

Sometimes It Takes A Village

I use this old Nigerian Proverb to illustrate what it takes to educate, enlighten and make a real difference in a young person’s life. Minnetonka High School located in beautiful Minnesota is special in it’s own right. Now you add the Vantage Program and well I was simply amazed at what they are able to accomplish in a high school setting.


  Under the direction of Chris Pears, the Vantage Program is thriving!


VANTAGE, Minnetonka’s Advanced Professional Studies program, is a dynamic collaboration between Minnetonka High School and the professional community. For students who want to gain a deep understanding of and actively participate in a high-demand profession, VANTAGE offers an inspiring, hands-on program, combining rigorous coursework with dynamic project-based learning in a collaborative professional environment.
Project II is being conducted and administered by the Vantage Program.  Under the direct supervision of Legendary Strength Coach Mark Asanovich.
The Vantage students are attempting to reproduce or possibly exceed the research of Project Neck 1, conducted by concussion researcher Dr. Ralph Cornwell, Jr. The New research study is being conducted in the name of concussion reduction,protection from spinal cord injuries and allowing athletes to compete safely through the proper preparation of the head, neck and upper back regions of human body.
The Forum
The CONCUSSION SUMMIT will be held at the Forum, located on the Minnetonka Campus. At the Summit, the Vantage Research Team will present their finding to the world during The CONCUSSION SUMMIT. There will be an opportunity to become a CERTIFIED  Head and Neck Training Specialist issued through the HEAD, NECK And SPINE INSTITUTE.
If you are interested in attending or becoming certified please register by going to this website
How does a Village factor into the equation of Vantage, Project Neck II Research Study and Education in general ?
It starts with the Chief-Dr. Dennis Peterson, continues with The Director- Chris Pears along with the very talented  group of Vantage Educators, then the supervisor of research Mark Asanovich and finally a consultant, Dr. Ralph Cornwell, Jr., observing from the mountains of Blacksburg, Virginia.
                                                 That is a formidable Village of Educators indeed!