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Concussion Information

The Ohio General Assembly passed the "Return to Play Law" in 2013 that affects WASA coaches, referees and parents. This law requires that all WASA coaches and referees take a free, online concussion course and must re-certify every three years by retaking the course. There are also requirements for parents if their child sustains a concussion or is suspected of sustaining a concussion during a WASA soccer game. Please see the Ohio Department of Health site for more information about this law.

Coaches and Referees

Coaches and referees must take one of the following free, online Concussion Management Training classes. Either course is acceptable and each provides a certificate upon completion of the course. Please send a copy of the certificate to your league/referee coordinator.

Coaches must give their parents this concussion information sheet, provided by the Ohio Department of Health.

Coaches must get their parents to sign this form indicating they have received the above concussion information sheet.

Coaches should read What Coaches need to know about the Ohio Return to Play Law and A Coach's Guide to Concussions from Nationwide/Childrens Hospital.

Parents

The following documents give more information about concussions and what parents/guardians need to know about the Ohio Return to Play Law.

Athletes

Read An Athletes Guide to Concussions to learn more about concussions..