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Old 05-08-2012, 02:54 PM   #8
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Default Re: Commentary: When will deaths of NFL players stop?

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Originally Posted by bac151rum View Post
I was able to convince the Athletic Director to invest in some baseline testing software for concussions. We're a small high school, but I think we may be the only one in the area that tests all athletes (not just football, but all athletes, male and female) before the seasons start to get a baseline to make sure that no one who suffers from a concussion comes back to early..
kudos. i guess it all starts with a consciensious AD or concerned parent/coach such as yourself. like i said, maybe it takes individual school boards getting involved for all HS atheletics to be more pro active, but i wouldnt be opposed to state legislation (atleast for the public schools).

after all it is the public paying taxes for the schools, and public paying to attend the events, and in every case the publics children participating.

at bare minimum, training and awareness, such as attending the type of eye opening seminar you were able to attend should be made mandatory.
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