WVSSAC Adopts Concussion, Heat Guidelines
The West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission’s Board of Directors has adopted guidelines on concussions and heat-related illnesses in athletics.
One of the guidelines adopted this week would require head coaches to view a 30-minute video on concussions.
The video was distributed by the National Federation of State High School Associations.
It addresses the symptoms and signs of concussions and an athlete’s return to play or practice.
The WVSSAC says head coaches in all sports will be required to view the video before their first scrimmage.
The board also adopted guidelines to help coaches and administrators recognize the dangers of heat and humidity.
The WVSSAC says the National Federation hopes to complete a video concerning heat dangers by early August.