New Law Seeks To Prevent Head Injuries In Youth Sports

The new year brings with it a number of new laws.

One of these laws going into effect is designed to better protect our children from serious injuries when playing sports. It asks coaches to take greater responsibility for the health of the kids on their teams.

Along with knowing the ins and outs of their sports, coaches will be trained to better understand concussions, which are not just limited to a couple of types of sports. The sport that sees the most head injuries is not football--but girls' soccer.

The Jake Snakenburg Youth Concussion Act asks coaches to bench any player they think has suffered a head injury. The only way that young athlete can get back on the field is if they have been given the OK by a doctor.

Colorado now joins dozens of other states who have similar laws to protect kids from serious injuries--or in the most extreme cases, death.



 
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