But Michael Duerson also called for the legislation to be broader so that it would cover all youth sports coaches. He said concussions are a leading injury in girls soccer. "And now we've got 3-year-olds playing soccer," he said.
Bobby Cox, the commissioner of the Indiana High School Athletic Association, also spoke in favor of Holdman's proposal. He said it would provide "impetus" for the IHSAA to expand the safety training it already offers its member coaches.
Maureen Hayden covers the Statehouse for the CNHI newspapers in Indiana. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.