Concussions are a major headline in the sports industry today, especially in high school sports. Coaches are responsible to be able to recognize a player who may have suffered a concussion. Many high school coaches are not as familiar with the signs and symptoms of concussions and some have yet to receive training on the matter entirely. In order to resolve this issue, coaches should be required to take an in-person class on concussions prior to the beginning of any season.
High school sports can play an integral part in shaping a teenager's life into adulthood. High school coaches sometimes do not realize the impact they may have on their student athletes. Players often look to coaches as role models and desire to be like them. However, when coaches do not know about concussions and cannot identify what a concussion may look like, they are risking the health and safety of student athletes. It is the players, not the coaches who suffer the consequences of this problem.