Concussion Legislation Signed

Published 08/19 2014 07:33PM

Updated 08/19 2014 10:29PM

ILLINOIS - Legislation to help reduce and prevent concussions among high school athletes was signed Tuesday by the governor.

The law requires training on concussion awareness and reduction for high school athletic directors and coaches.

The bill requires the IHSA to develop and implement an online training program on concussion awareness and reduction for all coaching personnel and athletic directors.

Washington Football Coach Darrell Crouch said, "I think that's probably the biggest thing, is recognizing those signs. If you talk to most coaches now, everybody really errs on the side of caution anyways. As soon as you get a headache, dizziness, our kids know they are out of practice."

The law will go in to effect immediately.

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