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Norwalk 1st to hold Youth Concussion Summit to coordinate Schools, Youth Sports & Medical Providers

Norwalk, CT  On Monday evening, August 24, 2015, Mayor Harry Rilling, Norwalk Department of Health and Katherine Snedaker, will host The Norwalk Youth Concussion Summit at 7 pm at Norwalk City Hall in the Community Room. The summit will review how Norwalk has lead the state by taking a citywide approach to addressing youth concussions. This event is an opportunity for medical providers, youth …

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“We Don’t Own the Soccer Fields” = Soccer Latest Excuse

FIFA and US National Soccer Organizations’ newest excuse (#5 if you are keeping count) to abandon any responsibility toward concussion is they do “n0t own the soccer fields.” This is the latest development of #TheFIFA5 Lawsuit thatpits three mothers and two female college students vs FIFA, soccer’s worldwide governing body—the Fèdèration Internationale de Football Association, soccer’s worldwide governing body and affiliated soccer …

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Norwalk Public Schools’ Concussion Count – Aug 1 to Jan 31

While the new CT State Law requires all districts provide a number for concussions diagnosed in their students, the Norwalk School Concussion Project is going a step further and shedding the light on the various types of sport and non-sport concussions across our K-12 schools. For the next semester, I want to breakout gym class …

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Has Norwalk, Connecticut Become the Safest City in the Country When It Comes to Concussions?

The City of Norwalk, Conn. made history last month when the Norwalk Common Council voted 15 to 0 to approve Youth Sport Concussion Guidelines for its 6,000 youth athletes and 700 coaches who use municipal fields, gyms and facilities. Connecticut’s Concussion Law only applied to Norwalk’s 1,145 high school athletes, meaning city guidelines were needed …

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Unofficial Update on #TheFIFA5 Lawsuit

For six months, I have been anxiously waiting to see how FIFA, US Soccer, US Club Soccer USCS, American Youth Soccer Organization AYSO, California Youth Soccer Association, Inc, would respond to the class action lawsuit filed against them on August 27, 2014,  This lawsuit pit three mothers and two female college students vs FIFA, soccer’s worldwide governing …

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Youngest Concussion Researcher in the World

  His name is Carson Barry and he is 12 years old. Carson has been researching concussions for over two years since his brother, who suffered several hockey concussions, committed suicide. Carson lives in Butte, Montana, and plays on a youth hockey team. He is the youngest of four brothers; and in this photo from 2009, the boys sitting left to right are Tanner, Cullan, …

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Norwalk is 1st in CT to approve Concussion Program for all Youth Sports

My city of Norwalk, CT, made history this week when Norwalk Common Council unanimously approved Youth Sport Concussion Guidelines extending concussion education and training for the 6,000 Norwalk youth athletes and 700 coaches who use town fields, gyms and facilities. I believe this is the most progressive in the United States a new “standard of care” for young athletes age 3 …

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AFL Courts Danger With Suppressive Concussion Stance

Australia — It was rather telling that when Dr Alan Pearce was asked on Monday whether he would be attending the forthcoming Australian Football League concussion workshop, he replied, “What workshop?” Over the past year, Pearce’s research at Deakin University, Melbourne has brought the struggles of several former AFL and rugby league stars to the Australian public, …

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