July 23, 2014

California Limits Full-Contact School Football Practices: California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) announced Monday that he has signed a bill limiting full-contact football practices at middle and high schools in response to concerns about concussions. Under the legislation taking effect in 2015, drills involving game-speed tackling are prohibited in the off-seasonandare limited to 90-minute sessions twice a week the rest of the year. The rules apply to public, private and charter schools. Texas has even stricter rules by allowing only one 90-minute full-contact session a week.

A boys Catholic high school in Los Angeles will require all students to undergo baseline testing for concussions -- whether they are athletes or not. The Los Angeles Times reports that each of Loyola High's 1,270 students will undergo the 45-minute exam assessing balance and brain functions.

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