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A concussion is a brain injury caused by a bump or blow to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Even what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious. As many as 3.8 million sports and recreation-related concussions are estimated to occur in the United States each year.

 

Little League regard the safety and well-being of children at it’s highest priority. Even when all normal safety precautions are taken there is still a risk of a player coach or umpire being involved in an incident that may cause a concussion. 

 

It is essential that all coaches can recognize the causes, the  signs and symptoms and the immediate actions when a suspected concussion occurs. 

 

To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, many states (including Massachusetts) have enacted laws designed to educate people about concussions, and protect the health and safety of young athletes. 

 

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) have developed the "Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports" initiative to offer information about concussions for coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports. The "Heads Up" initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion. 

 

In order to be eligble to coach, all Wayland Little League head coaches must take the free CDC on-line training. The course is free and takes about 30 minutes to complete.

 

  1. Go to http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/training/index.html
  2. Launch the course by clicking on the following image:


     
  3. Enter your name when promoted - click submit, follow the directions and take the course.


     
  4. At the end of the course you will be presented with a certificate of completion.


     
  5. Download and save the certificate (pdf file)
  6. Return to this page to upload the course completion certificate by clicking here.

     

NOTE:

If a coach has not provided this certificate before the first regular season game, her/his team will forfeit it's games until the head coach has taken the training and uploaded the certificate to the Wayland Little League Website as described above.

 

The following documents have been provided for reference. They can be viewed and / or printed for reference and kept with the coaches manual.

 

CONCUSSION FACT SHEET FOR COACHES

HEADS UP CONCUSSION ACTION PLAN

 CONCUSSION FACT SHEET FOR PARENTS

CONCUSSION FACT SHEET FOR ATHLETES

CONCUSSION FACT SHEET FOR ATHLETES AGES 11 - 13

CONCUSSION FACT SHEET FOR ATHLETES AGES 14 - 18