Endorsements & Opposition
- The five American professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, and MLS) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) have endorsed the Youth Sports Concussion Act. In addition to the leagues, the players union in each league and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association has supported the Act.
- The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has expressed support for the Act.
- There is strong opposition to the Youth Sports Concussion Act from the National Sporting Goods Association: “This is a bad bill …[We must] place the burden where it rightfully belongs, on protective equipment manufacturers.”
Brian Langloss, PhD Candidate, & Aubrey Incorvaia, MPP