This policy is required of ALLcoaches regardless of their age our status (i.e. Head Coach or Assistant Coach). These procedures are designed to comply with legislation passed concerning concussion in youth sports. It will necessary to complete a concussion training course every three (3) years.
There are two approved options for the FREE online training program, either of which is acceptable:
The FIRST APPROVED OPTION is provided by the National Federation of State High School Associations Concussion in Sports – What You Need to Know. This online course will require you to click on the "order here” button to begin the training. It will ask you to complete a brief registration form prior to beginning the course, which is solely for the purpose of registering you in their data base as having successfully completed the online material. After you have completed this course you will be given the option to print out a personalized certificate of completion (It is suggested that this certificate by printed out in pdf format, otherwise your name may not appear on this certificate). The SECOND APPROVED OPTION is through the Center for Disease Control and their Prevention Heads Up Concussion in Youth Sports Online training program. Click on the online training course button to begin your training. After successfully completing the on-line training, you will be offered a an opportunity to print out a personalized "certificate of completion”. FYI - this option does not keep a record of your completing this training. After completing either the FIRST OR SECOND APPROVED OPTION, you will need to print out your personalized "certificate of completion” and keep a copy with you at ALL SAY related functions. A copy of this certificate must also be submitted to the DPSL Soccer Board.