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SCVAA Concussion Resource Center

Completed Concussion Training List (Updated 12/1/1013)

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed a new bill into law on June 8, 2011 that now requires all coaches to sideline athletes who show signs of a concussion. Those athletes cannot return to the field until they get clearance by a state licensed MEDICAL health care provider. Minnesota now joins 20 states with similar laws taking effect.

The law takes effect September 1, 2011

-        This applies to all players, in all sports, under the age of 18 and applies to ALL youth sports organizations both PUBLIC and PRIVATE.

-        The law also requires that parents have access to information on the risks and symptoms of concussions and coaches must have training on concussions once every 3 years.
 
Coaches, please use the following link to take the required, free, quick, online concussion training session and print out the completion certificate.
Certificates will be collected by Coordinators at the beginning of each Sports' season.
 
 
 
 
 
SYMPTOMS

Here is a quick review of concussion symptoms, including how most concussions are likely to happen.

Confusion, foggy/groggy feeling, sluggish

Dizzy, poor balance

Sensitivity to noise or light, blurry vision

Headache, feeling of pressure

Poor memory: can’t remember what they ate earlier that day, the score of the game, what happened, etc.

Poor coordination and concentration

Nausea /vomiting

Everyone is different and symptoms can be very subtle. Being knocked UNCONSCIOUS is not a requirement and a “ding” can very well result in a concussion, especially for young athletes and athletes who have had previous head injuries.
 

SIGNS OF A MEDICAL EMERGENCY

HEADACHES THAT WORSEN

REPEATED VOMITING

SEVERE NECK PAIN

LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS OR UNABLE TO BE AWAKENED EASILY

SEIZURES

INCREASING IRRITABILITY

WEAKNESS / NUMBNESS IN ARMS OR LEGS

UNABLE TO RECOGNIZE FAMILIAR FACES/THINGS
 
 
 
Additional Concussion Information and Resource Materials