Ysleta ISD Wants To Make Sports Safer For Students By Tracking Concussions
The Ysleta ISD's athletic trainers want to make sure that student athletes are as safe as possible, so they want to track concussions and athletic injuries.
There were 84 concussions among YISD high school football players last year, and the district’s coaches want to monitor players who've sustained them in the past. To do that, the district is being asked invest in an online program called Rank One Sports. The trainers and coaches want the program to be in high schools and middle schools with WiFi access in field houses and iPads for coaches out on the field.
Coaches say it will help determine if it is safe for an athlete to continue on or whether or they need to sit out from activity to protect their cognitive function.
Ultimately, parents could also use the program to send in permission slips and physicals. If YISD’s school board approves the expenditure, the program could be in schools by next year.