Concussion Awareness For Parents
The State of Ohio recently passed House Bill 143, known as the 'Return To Play' law. The law, which goes into effect on April 26, 2013, requires coaches and administrators in all youth sports - not just soccer - to complete training on how to recognize concussions and what protocols should be followed should a coach believe a player may have suffered a concussion.
The coaches and administrators of Amherst Youth Soccer Association take the safety and well-being of our players very seriously. Coaches will be required to complete the online training before taking the field with your children this spring. We also feel it is important for parents to be knowledgeable regarding concussions in youth sports. It is a partnership - between coaches and parents - to make sure our children stay healhty while playing the sports they love.
Attached below are several documents to help you educate yourself and your family on concussions, what can cause them, possible symptoms, and what to do if you think your child might have a concussion.
The idea is not to scare parents. It is to educate so that many of the scary stories you see and read about in the newspaper does not happen in Amherst. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to AYSAOhio@gmail.com.
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