NCAA CONCUSSION PROTOCOL 4
Accordingto Scurria(2013), there are no clear concussion protocols at the NCAA despiteit being a major college sport organization in the country. It istherefore not surprising for the move by a congressman to seek a lawthat will for the NCAA to revamp their concussion protocols. This lawwill require the NCAA to change their policies in handling injuriesand the related medical care. This is because the managementstructure and policies of the NCAA has been facing questionablecriticism over years. Legally, this criticism has basis since themanagement structure of the sports organization has beenquestionable.
Concussionprotocol should be designed in a way that they benefit thestudent-athletes at all times and not victimize them or even theirteams. According to legally acceptable principles, it is the role ofthe sports management organization to provide for medical care of thestudents and not theirs schools. However, the concussion protocols atthe NCAA are not clear on who bears the responsibility. This presentslegal challenges that need to be solved if the organization has toset its protocols straight. It is for this cause that the congressmanin the article moves to find a more revamped NCAA protocols forconcussion.
Theinterpretation of the new law will not mean that the managementstructure will change it means that the management of the NCAA willbe required to change the protocols. However, I feel that thecongressman should seek for a law that will lead to a change in themanagement completely, and not just a section of their rules. Thisdiscussion consequently reflects on the viability and the credibilityof the current governance structure of the association. The push forchange and reforms is necessitated by the discrimination of smallerteams at the association based on the financial capability of leadersand colleges. This discrimination has been one of the ways that theorganization has failed in the management of its concussion protocols(Scurria,2013). In addition, there is no just model on the legal issues ofNCAA in regard to concussion. Moreover, there are several allegationsof poor management of the organization’s concusion and healthmanagement of the NCAA members. This has led to questioning ofmisconduct of enforcement arms of the NCAA to such important rulesand protocols such especially those that touch on the health statusof the players.
Theauthor did not do a good job explaining the laws behind theconcussion situation in the case of the NCAA protocol. This isbecause the author focused on the steps that the congressman wastaking to ensure that the protocol at the sports organization hasbeen changed. However, the author indicates that there have been fewchanges in the concussion protocols that the organization follows.However, these do not fit the legally required procedures that shouldbe set in cases of injuries of players.
Asmany critics have accused the NCAA of placing toothless concussionlaws in the management of the sport, this proposed law seems to bedirected at correcting the situation. This situation is in public andlegal context as the organization is facing other administrative andmanagement issues that paint its image negatively. Despite the authornot clear enough in explaining the issue that regard the handling ofthe protocols at the NCAA, the author illustrates the purpose of thenew law.
Scurria,A. (2013). LawmakerPushes NCAA To Revamp Concussion Protocol.Retrieved
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