DENVER – Concussion safety training for recreational youth sports coaches is due to be signed into law in Colorado.
Governor John Hickenlooper plans to sign Senate Bill 40 today requiring online training in identifying concussions for middle school and recreational league sports coaches. High school coaches already take concussion training.
The bill requires coaches to pull athletes from play if they show signs of having a head injury such as a concussion. The children would not be allowed to return to a game or practice without medical clearance.
The training can be completed online and is free. The new law is due to take effect in January.
Source: NBC 11 News/AP