CW3 Concussion & Heading Policy
MSYSA Concussion Information
MSYSA has taken a firm stance on youth participant concussions. All MSYSA member leagues should be aware of the symptoms and signs of a concussion as well as preventive measures and return to play procedures.
By June 30th 2013, all MSYSA member leagues/clubs must be in compliance with Michigan Public Acts 342 and 343 of 2012. These acts require all youth athletic participants to sign a form acknowledging they have received concussion education materials. Youth coaches must also complete an online concussion training program (see Required Materials for MSYSA Leagues on the navigation menu).
What is a concussion?
A concussion is a brain injury or trauma caused by a hit or blow to the head. Concussions can range from mild to severe and can occur even if the athlete doesn’t lose consciousness. If untreated, concussions in youth athletes can change the way their brain works and can lead to long-term developmental problems including permanent brain damage.
Symptoms and Signs of a possible concussion in youth players:
Recommended Return to Play Procedures/Tips:
Required Materials for MSYSA Member Leagues:
Parent/Athlete Acknowledgement Form: Required for all MSYSA players and to be kept on file by the club/league for the duration of their youth participation. Please print out and complete this form highlighted in blue below and submit it to your team manager. If you have questions regarding how to upload documents, click here for step-by-step instructions.
Heads-Up Concussion Training Video: Required for all MSYSA coaches and trainers.
Player Medical Clearance to Return to Play (Linked Below): Required form to be filled out by a Health Professional when a player has been removed from play due to concussion like symptoms.