Athletic Officials Work To Meet New Safety Law

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky high school athletics officials say they're working under an aggressive deadline to meet new safety requirements.

Kentucky High School Athletic Association Commissioner Brigid DeVries said Thursday that officials are working with the Kentucky
Medical Association to devise an online course and test for up to 12,000 coaches.

Lawmakers passed new safety training requirements following the heat-related death of high school football player Max Gilpin, who collapsed at a practice last August and died three days later.

The new law requires every high school coaching staff to have at least one member who completed the safety training to attend each practice and game by the next school year.

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