California shuts down any hope for a return of youth sports leagues as coronavirus cases surge

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July 10, 2020

It’s been a frustrating Spring for millions of young athletes across this country.  Sports leagues across the board were either canceled or put on hold back in March; and just when teams here in California were given the green light to start practicing again in mid-June, the state public health department just called a time out, amid surging COVID cases.Chris Nowinski is the founding CEO of the Concussion Legacy Institute; he is a former WWE wrestler & played defensive tackle for Harvard University football team.  In his work on concussion prevention, Nowinski works with hundreds of youth sports leagues and high school athletics programs across the country.Cristina Garcia is the athletics director for Granada Hills Charter High School in the LAUSD.

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