Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has just signed a new law requiring high school coaches and athletic directors to take concussion training courses. IHSA to develop a new concussion program beginning immediately. Here are more details for athletes and coaches in Illinois.The legislation signed by Governor pat Quinn at a school in Chicago, requires the Illinois High School Association to develop an online concussion certification program.

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The training will center on the recognition and prevention of concussions, as well as education of the long-term effects of repetitive head trauma. Student athletes will also receive awareness training.

The new law takes effect immediately.

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Just in time for the upcoming high school football season which begins next week in the Stateline.