October 7, 2013

NYSHSI founding partner, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), joins youth sports organizations and others in a Sports Concussion Coalition.

Seeking to help people of all ages safely enjoy the benefits of sports participation, the American College of Sports Medicine is a medical partner in the newly launched National Sports Concussion Coalition.

“In my clinical practice and as a team physician, I see first-hand the difference that evidence-based best practices can make in managing sports-related concussion,” said William Dexter, M.D., president of the American College of Sports Medicine and Director of Sports Medicine at Maine Medical Center. “The National Sports Concussion Coalition will help millions of youth athletes participate more safely — a goal that brings together the diverse organizations that make up the coalition.”

In 2010, ACSM created the National Coalition on Youth Sport Concussion, which focuses on implementation and assessment of evidence-based concussion policies and on managing concussion for return to play and school.

To read the news release announcing the National Sports Concussion Coalition, click here.