Teams and coaches must be trained in concussion identification and prevention.
Boston's new youth sports head injury ordinance took effect on Monday. Youth Sports leagues and teams face a set of new requirements to help reduce the number of concussions and other brain injuries caused by contact sports. Youth sports teams must now have in place training for staff to both identify and manage head injuries, according to MyFoxBoston. The new rules apply to both public and private groups, going a step beyond state law, which requires head injury training for staff of high school and public teams. Community centers that organize games and any group that needs a permit for city-owned property would also have to follow the rules, according to The Boston Globe. Concussions and other brain injuries have been a hot topic of …
MaryEllen Krah, a Medfield High School student and member of the student newspaper, "The Kingsbury Chronicle," shares her story regarding a MHS class on athletic training and sports medicine.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Editor's note: The following article was written by MHS student MaryEllen Krah, a member of the student newspaper, "The Kingsbury Chronicle." Krah's piece is part of Medfield Patch's weekly series, "Warrior Weekly," which appears every Wednesday. It is 11 a.m. on a Tuesday. Room 125 is filled with 23 kids wrapped in splints and tape. It is not a hospital room; this is Medfield High School’s newest class, Introduction to Sports Medicine, also called Athletic Training. Ms. Maria Hutsick, who has 35 years of experience at both the collegiate and Olympic levels, teaches this course. She is also a freshmen Wellness teacher and after school can be found in the athletic training office or at sporting events, helping injured MHS athletes. The …