The Minnesota Legislature's "Concussion Law" Requires Online Training for All Coaches and Officials and Concussion Education for all Parents and Athletes (began in the fall of 2011).
The Minnesota Legislature passed a "Concussion Law" which requires any municipality, business, school district or nonprofit organization that organizes a youth athletic activity and charges a fee to follow the statute's requirements, including implementing concussion training and education to improve player safety and establish safe return-to-play policies for athletes who sustain a concussion.
The law mandates that:
All coaches (head and assistants) and officials receive concussion training and education by September 1, 2011, and then at three-year intervals thereafter.
Coaches must remove an athlete from activity if they exhibit signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion and/or are suspected of sustaining a concussion.
The law also requires an appropriate health care professional's signature to return to play if an athlete is removed due to a concussion or is showing signs or symptoms of a concussion.
The Concussion Education we recommend for coaches and officials is the online video training session developed by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Federation of State High Schools. This course requires registration but is free. Over 200,000 coaches and officials have already successfully completed this course. The training process involves watching a video and then successfully completing a quiz. The entire training module can be completed in a little over a half an hour and then participants can print out a certificate on their desktop or print and scan the certificate to create a digital file.
Team Rosters can be found by clicking on the "Team Info" Tab at the top of the home page. Once the page opens up, select the Season (2010), the level, then the team. Next click on "Rosters" along the left side menu. Enter your email address and your roster password.
If you or your family would like to donate to our Player Scholarship Fund or our Field and Equipment Fund, the form can be found by clicking on either of the above links or the "NYBA Donors" tab along the top menu of our website. Donations can be anonymous, if desired.
You may have noticed that our site now has an orange button on the home page for an "RSS Feed". This feature allows visitors to receive automatic updates of news items through their "news aggregator" program such as Internet Explorer, Google, Yahoo, etc. This is a great tool that is being utilized by most popular news sites and will allow our members who use it to automatically be informed of club news.
Similarly, we've added a button to the team Schedule page that allows visitors to "Subscribe" to an ICal calendar feed. Once subscribed, one's calendaring program (Outlook for Windows or ICal for Macs) will reflect the selected team's schedule and updates will automatically be posted as well.