National Academy of Neuropsychology Foundation (NAN) and National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA)have joined forces on a national and local grassroots campaign to educate the public, athletes, health professionals, coaches, parents, administrators and others about concussion in sports Raising Concussion Awareness Educational DVD, “Concussions in Football: Signs, Symptoms and Playing Safe” which is available online.
Related Article as psoted on Huffinton Post: Parents Need Answers About Youth Sports Concussions
On March 29, 2011 Colorado Governor Hickenlooper signed in to law ‘Jake Snakenberg Youth Sports Concussion Act’ making Colorado one of the dozen states to enact legislation.
The bill requires that coaches receive education about concussion, that a student athlete is removed from the field of play if a concussion is suspected and that the student be signed off by a healthcare professional before returning to play. There are multiple safety steps put into effect to ensure you can safely cheer your all-star on again quickly! The Act went into effect January 1, 2012.
While this act of legislation may seem like overkill to so many who witness their kids and family members take some hard hits; the data has been significantly clear- It’s not worth the risk, miss a game or two or increase the possibility of missing ever playing again due to life threatening injuries.
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