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Football: City Section coaches receive concussion training

August 20, 2012 |  7:48 pm

Practice was halted among schools who are run by the Los Angeles Unified School District on Monday so that coaches and administrators could attend a mandatory concussion training program at Bernstein High School.

Except for parking trouble, several coaches who attended the 90-minute session said they were impressed with the information provided.

"Some good info," said Narbonne Coach Manuel Douglas.

Arleta Coach Dan Kelley said the presenters offered "procedures coaches should know" and how to "identify concussions and treat them."

A big point made was that a player is not only affected on the field but in the classroom after a concussion and should be brought back gradually.

Not every coach in the City Section attended the meeting. Charter schools were invited but not required to attend, and Birmingham Coach Jim Rose chose to hold practice. The school sent an assistant athletic director.

-- Eric Sondheimer