This hard-won piece of legislation strives to keep our youth athletes safe for the years to come. It requires that coaches get education on how to recognize a concussion, that a player is removed from play if a concussion is suspected and that the student athlete must be signed off by a medical professional before returning to play.
This was a proud day for the Colorado Brain Injury Collaborative, who spent over a year meeting with stakeholders, creating a consensus and developing language so the bill works for the Colorado youth sports community.
- Read the story in the Denver Post
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- See the story on 9 News
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In the Fall of 2004, Jake Snakenberg was a freshman football player at Grandview High School. He likely sustained a concussion in a game the week prior, however, he did not fully understand that he had experienced a concussion and he did not report his symptoms to anyone. One week later, Jake took a typical hit in a game, collapsed on the field and never regained consciousness. Jake passed away from “Second Impact Syndrome” on September 19, 2004.
Training for Medical Providers
Recognizing the need for medical providers to receive up-to-date information about the best practices in concussion management, BIAC co-developed the Colorado Youth Concussion Education Consortium (CYCEC) whose mission is to promote thorough, consistent, and empirically-based concussion education for the diagnosis and management of youth concussions. Please visit this page of our website that was developed to fulfill this need.