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Concussion Information

INFORMATION FOR COACHES:

A concussion is a brain injury, caused by a blow, bump or jolt to the head that can have serious consequences. It can occur in any sport or recreational activity.  Michigan was the 39th U.S. state to enact a law that regulates sports concussions and return to athletic activity.  The law went into full effect on June 30th, 2013.  The sports concussion legislation requires all coaches, employees, volunteers, and other adults involved with a youth athletic activity to complete a concussion awareness on-line training program.  The organizing entity must provide educational materials on the signs/symptoms and consequences of concussions to each youth athlete and their parents/guardians and obtain a signed statement acknowledging receipt of the information for the organizing entity to keep on record until the youth athlete is 18 years of age.  The law also requires a coach or other adult volunteer to immediately remove an athlete from physical participation in an athletic activity who is suspected of sustaining a concussion. The student athlete must then receive written clearance from an appropriate health professional before he or she can return to physical activity.

In order to meet the requirements of the law all coaches, employees, volunteers, and other adults who are involved with a youth athletic activity must complete the concussion awareness on-line training course listed below.  Please follow the link below for youth sports training.  The video is approximately 30 minutes.  Please be sure to print or save the certificate that is offered at the end of the training session.  The certifcate can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to Gaylord Little League, P.O. Box 124, Gaylord MI, 49734.


Online Training Course - Volunteers for youth sports
FREE ONLINE CONCUSSION TRAINING FOR COACHES
Please click below:

http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/Training/index.html


MDCH Heads Up
Coaches Fact Sheet:
http://michigan.gov/documents/mdch/Coachesfactsheet_415319_7.pdf


MDCH Heads Up Concussion Facts:
http://michigan.gov/documents/mdch/Clipboard_415320_7.pdf


MDCH Heads Up Concussion Action Plan:
http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdch/ActionPlan_415313_7.pdf


MDCH Medical Clearance to return to play after concussion:
http://michigan.gov/documents/mdch/Medical_Clearance_to_Return_to_Play_Form_414367_7.pdf

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

MDCH Concussion Website:
http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,4612,7-132-54783_63943---,00.html


MDCH Concussion Laws, Acts 342 & 343:
http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,4612,7-132-54783_63943-295306--,00.html


MDCH Parent/Athlete Concussion Information sheet:
http://michigan.gov/documents/mdch/Parentandathleteinfosheet_415328_7.pdf

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