In a recently published Associated Press story, AT associate professor Steven Broglio cautions that reliance on concussion testing may not be enough for younger athletes.
"I'm a little concerned that they're saying here's a package that a coach, parent, anybody can use and that that's good enough," Broglio said. "Coaches are there to coach the team. They're not necessarily there to manage medical injuries or medical conditions. Parents may or may not have the training depending on what their background is."
The school in the Detroit suburb of Beverly Hills (the focus of this story) employs a full-time athletic trainer. Nationwide, just one-third of high schools have one, Broglio said.