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Concussion Awareness

Michigan's Sport Concussion Law

Enacted June 30th, 2013

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.

On June 30th, 2013, Michigan was the 39th U.S. state to enact a law that regulates sports concussions and return to athletic activity.

The sports concussion legislation requires:

  1. All coaches, employees, volunteers, and other adults involved with a youth athletic activity to complete a concussion awareness on-line training program. 
  2. The organizing entity must also 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.
  3. Immediate removal of 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.

Coaches and Volunteers

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 one of the concussion awareness on-line training courses listed below.  Please follow the appropriate link below for either youth or high school sports training.  These videos are approximately 30 minutes.  Please be sure to print or save the certificate that is offered at the end of the training session.

U of M Concussion Education - Concussion Training from Michigan NeuroSport

Youth Sports Training - CDC "Heads Up" Concussion In Youth Sports

High School Sports Training - The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)Training

Players and Parents

Additional Resources