Cal South recognizes the need for increased awareness about concussions, head injuries and brain trauma. In order for Cal South to be compliant with State of California Assembly Bill No. 2007, new procedures have been implemented that require on a yearly basis, a concussion and head injury information sheet to be signed and returned by the athlete and athlete’s parent or guardian before the athlete’s initiating practice or competition. These provisions apply to athletes participating in youth sports organizations, as defined to include organizations, businesses, nonprofit entities, or local governmental agencies that sponsor or conduct amateur sports competitions, training, camps, or clubs in which persons 17 years of age or younger participate.
The links below ensure compliance and also provide additional information and resources for all Cal South members. Please familiarize yourself with the documents below, begining with the Cal South Concussion Information Fact Sheet for Parents which is required reading and completion as of June 1, 2017.
Cal South Concussion & US Soccer PDI Webinar (POWERPOINT PRESENTATION)
Resumen de Conmociones Cerebrales e Iniciativas de la Federacion de Futbol de EEUU (POWERPOINT PRESENTATION)
HEADS UP to Youth Sports: Online Training – HEADS UP Concussion in Youth Sports is a free, online course available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion. It features interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics and interactive exercises, and compelling storytelling to help you recognize a concussion and know how to respond if you think that your athlete might have a concussion.
Once you complete the training and quiz, you can print out a certificate, making it easy to show your league or school you are ready for the season.
(All information cited from calsouth.com)