Senator Squadron Joins Parents and Doctors To Protect Young Athletes Against Concussions

Daniel L. Squadron

January 29, 2010

Senator: New Legislation Would Require Training for Coaches on Concussions, Protect Injured Players
Squadron Calls for Tough, First-Ever Statewide Safety Rules and Standards as Evidence of Long-Term Effects of Mishandled Head Injuries Mounts
New York, NY – State Senator Daniel Squadron will join young athletes, parents, coaches, medical professionals, and brain injury experts from around New York on Sunday to announce new legislation that would require mandatory training for coaches in recognizing head injuries and the symptoms of concussions, and ensure that student athletes who sustain concussions are not permitted to compete until they have been cleared by a medical professional.

Who: State Senator Daniel Squadron
Dr. Marie Cavallo, President, Brain Injury Association of New York State
Dr. Mark Grudberg, St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children
Players, Parents, and Coaches from the Downtown Giants Youth Football League
What: Announcement of new legislation to protect young athletes
When: 12:00 PM, Sunday, January 31st
Where: Pier 40, West Street at W. Houston