Concussion Awareness for Youth Sports
Playing sports introduces a an inherent risk of injury. Protecting our youth to the best of our abilities is our first priority to ensure they have a safe playing environment while they learn and have fun. For this reason it is imperative that all our volunteers are as best prepared as possible in the event of an injury.
The State of California enacted a new law regarding concussions in youth sports. This law is effective January 1, 2017. It is an amendment of a previous law that covered high school athletes. The law now covers all athletes under the age of 18.
The purpose of the law is to provide specific safety protocols which must be met in order to protect athletes from injury. It is Assembly Bill (AB) 2007. Youth baseball is included in this law along with many other sports.
Please note that the new law also requires training for all coaches and administrators. The CIF website offers a free 20 minute training course that can be used for that purpose.
All North City Youth Baseball Coaches and Managers are required to view the training course on Concussion Awareness. After viewing the 20 minute course, click the register button for this registration and certify that you have completed the viewing of the training material. That is all that is required.
Video Training Link
Open to: Men & Women