All clubs will certify to NJYS that all coaches – travel & rec – have complied with the Concussion Awareness Training requirement and are able to produce a certificate when coaching. There are two free online training courses that a coach may take that will meet this requirement & provide a certificate at the completion of the course.
- Printable PDF clipboard concussion fact sheet – click here
1) The Center for Disease Control (CDC) Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports
is a free, online course available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion. It features interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics and interactive exercises, and compelling storytelling to help you recognize a concussion and know how to respond if you think that your athlete might have a concussion. Once you complete the training and quiz, you can print out a certificate, making it easy to show your league or school you are ready for the season.
2) The National Federation of State High School Associations Concussion in Sports – What You Need To Know
In this course you will understand the impact sports-related concussion can have on your players, how to recognize a suspected concussion, the proper protocols to manage a suspected concussion, and steps to help your player return to play safely after experiencing a concussion.
The Legislature of the State of New Jersey requires coaches to have head injury safety training to help in the recognition of concussions. To support this effort, the following was agreed to the above requirement at the New Jersey Youth Soccer Board of Directors meeting of August 19, 2011 concerning Concussion Awareness Training.