CHICAGO (CBS) — The Illinois High School Association has announced new measures to protect student-athletes on the field.
Sports organizations across the nation have come under fire for not doing enough to safeguard against concussions, particularly in football, and the IHSA’s “Play Smart. Play Hard” campaign was designed to address that.
The initiative includes creating an advisory council to review student athletic programs and make recommendations for safety improvements.
The IHSA also has created a website dedicated to concussion education and has called for better partnerships with the medical community when it comes to understanding the impact of concussions.
“We know more than we’ve ever known, but don’t know as much as we’ll know tomorrow, or next week, or in the years to come,” IHSA executive director Marty Hickman said.