High School Coaches Will Get New Concussion Training

Concussions are a concern across sports, and high school and middle school coaches in West Virginia are being asked to watch out for them during the upcoming school year. The West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission is requiring head coaches for all sports to receive training on how to recognize concussions and how to deal with them. The training isn't limited to coaches. The SSAC is opening the course to anyone as part of an effort to educate school communities about concussions. SSAC executive director Gary Ray says that football is the focus of the effort. But he says concussions can occur in any sport. The SSAC also plans to collect monthly data on concussions from every school.