Lawmakers push for high school sports concussion program

Illinois lawmakers are attempting to create a program that would certify coaches on concussions in an effort to decrease student athletes from suffering head injuries, the Daily Herald reports.

“SPRINGFIELD — A push to create an online certification program to teach high school sports coaches about concussions took another step forward Tuesday when it was approved by an Illinois Senate committee.

State Sen. Dan Kotowski, a Park Ridge Democrat, said the certification program would decrease the likelihood of student athletes getting concussions as well as avoid recurring hits that might not cause concussions but can cause brain damage.”

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