Changes Coming to Your Child’s Youth Football League in NY
With a lot of research being done in recent years on concussions in football, New York State is looking to make sure parents are aware of the risks their children are taking by playing the sport.
Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed a bill that requires all youth football league to provide parents crucial information on head injuries, according to the governor's office.
The information would include information on concussions, getting hit in the head, and the injuries kids could suffer as a result.
"The medical research on the long-term effects of concussions and sub-concussive hits continues to evolve and it is essential that we provide the parents of young athletes with the latest up-to-date information," Governor Cuomo said in a press release. "Parents should have the facts when it comes to the wellbeing of their children and access to this information will help with decision-making and encourage best practices on the field."
This new law applies to any youth football organization run by a school, league, or other organization run by adults.
The governor's office also added that the information must be available free of charge on the organization's website.