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Indiana Senate Bill Would Require Concussion Training For Coaches

A bill in the Indiana Senate would make the state the first to require high school football coaches to take part in a player safety and concussion-training course.

The bill would be a lot like a Washington state law by requiring football players to wait 24 hours before returning to the field of play after a concussion.

That would make us the eighth state to copy Washington’s law, but the first state to add the coaches’ training course.

Soccer programs could be next according to the bills author Sen. Travis Holdman, a Republican from Markle.

Bobby Cox, commissioner of the Indiana High School Athletic Association said he doesn’t oppose the legislation, but doesn’t think it’s necessary.

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