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How Schools Are Keeping Young Athletes Safe

“We are very proactive; our coaches have concussion training and have to go through certifications, and we talk with our team captains so we can identify areas that need improvement. "

As concerns grow over the safety and long-term effects of children playing football, basketball and many more sports, many school districts and youth sports organizations across the Southern Tier are evolving to meet those worries.

Many youth leagues and school districts now place a greater emphasis on technique, eliminating certain practices, or even changing the rules to ensure that local children can enjoy the benefits of sport in the safest environment possible. Kyle Sanders, owner and operator of Soccer Shots Binghamton, pointed to children using their heads on the soccer field as an example.

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