New Concussion Education Program available for Coaches and Officials
The IHSA is excited to announce that its member schools and licensed officials can now access the association’s most recent concussion education program. The program is available in both the IHSA School and Official Centers. Completion of the program for athletic/activity coaches and licensed officials is a requirement of the Youth Sports Concussion Safety Act and must be completed by September 1, 2016. The IHSA has provided member schools with information about the law during the current school year, and a link to the entire law can be found in the release just below this one (“Update to Youth Sports Concussion Act”). To help schools and officials in their understanding of some of the law’s requirements, the IHSA has put together the FAQ document below.
Youth Sports Concussion Safety Act FAQ
UPDATE to Youth Sports Concussion Act
On November 20, 2015, Governor Rauner signed into law SB 219, which delays implementation of the Youth Sports Concussion Safety Act (SB 07) for IHSA member schools until the 2016-17 school year. The IHSA will continue to make information available regarding implementation to member schools, and ISBE will also provide resources over the coming months. As a reminder, information regarding Return to Play and Return to Learn can be found here.
In early 2016, the revised IHSA Concussion Course for coaches will be available in the IHSA Schools Center. The new law stipulates that all coaches and licensed officials will be required to complete the course, or another one approved by IHSA, no later than September 1, 2016. Once the IHSA course is available, schools and officials will be notified. Individuals with questions can contact Kurt Gibson at the IHSA Office.
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