Concussion Safety and Proper Tackling in Youth Football

A longtime marketing professional and the current owner of Santa’s Enchanted Forest in Miami, Brian Shechtman works closely with a number of vendors and charitable organizations throughout the region. Brian Shechtman also serves as a volunteer football coach at the University School of Nova Southeastern University in nearby Davie, Florida, where he teaches his players about the importance of concussion prevention.

In youth football, perhaps no topic has received more attention in recent years than concussion safety. To help players avoid unsafe practices, youth football coaches often begin by highlighting the importance of proper tackling technique. Instead of using the helmet as the “tip of a spear,” common practice for many beginning football players, players learn to keep their feet and engage with the shoulder, all while driving their feet through the tackle. Not only does this technique reduce the impact to the head of the tackler, but it also increases the likelihood of bringing the ball carrier to the ground. When it comes to safety and effectiveness, teaching proper tackling technique is a win-win.


Kick Off the Holiday Season at Santa’s Enchanted Forest

Brian Shechtman is the owner of Santa’s Enchanted Forest, a prominent holiday theme park and carnival located in Miami, Florida. Under the leadership of Brian Shechtman, Santa’s Enchanted Forest has grown to include more than 100 games, shows, rides, and attractions.

Santa’s Enchanted Forest features a diverse array of holiday attractions, including life-size handcrafted holiday displays and a Christmas light show spectacular. Families can participate in interactive events such as face painting, pony rides, and photos with Santa. For the more adventurous, Santa’s Enchanted Forest offers up attractions such as a bungee jump station and climbing wall.

Through January 3, 2016, from 5 p.m. to midnight, visitors of all ages have the opportunity to experience fun and exciting rides, from a merry-go-round and Ferris wheel to the thrilling Mega Drop and Space Roller rides. Santa’s Enchanted Forest also hosts a wide variety of shows, such as the Bengal Tiger Encounter and the Dale Scott Magic Show.

To learn more about Santa’s Enchanted Forest, visit the website at