Concussed

First came boxing.  Then the NFL and NHL.  Most recently, college football.

Now fears about concussions have reached down to the youth sports level.

Soon, local coaches and parents can separate fact from fiction.

On Saturday, January 16, Westport PAL and the Sports Legacy Institute will sponsor a coaches’ certification program.  The event is open to PAL coaches, those in other organizations, and interested parents.

Training will be conducted by Chris Nowinski.  A WWE Hardcore champion forced to retire after several concussions, he is known as a dynamic speaker.

I suppose that’s better than calling his style “hard-hitting.”

(The concussion program is set for 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, at Saugatuck Elementary School.  Organizations interested in sending coaches should contact Carmen Roda:  203-640-8085.  Parents do not need to register in advance, and there is no charge.  For further information, email aterber@optonline.net.)

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