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Concussion training is mandatory for PWCS athletes

Coaches and athletic trainers do their best to protect their student athletes but injuries remain part of the game. Blows to the head are of particular concern and much attention has been focused nationwide on concussions and their long-term effects.

Prince William County School personnel have developed a concussion-awareness program for students planning to try out for school sports. Attendance is required and a parent must attend as well. Sessions were held at various high and middle schools throughout the county during the summer and will be repeated.

Taking the concussion education session is a must before a student can even attend a tryout or practice. Cheerleaders and students in noncontact sports must attend. Head injuries can occur in any physical activity.

Athletic trainers at the July and August sessions provided information about what concussions are, what symptoms to look for and treatment and recovery time after a concussion.

“From our meetings, I noticed the main question was [participants] wanted to be educated on what to look for” in a person who has sustained a blow that causes concussion, said Brad Qualls, athletic director at Patriot High School. Parents “want to know what symptoms to look for,” he said.

Look for the Aug. 19 print edition of the Bull Run Observer to read the complete story.

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