Minnesota's New "Concussion Law" - The Minnesota Legislature's new Concussion Law requires on-line training for all coaches and officials and concussion education for all parents and athletes starting this fall. The Minnesota Legislature recently passed a "Concussion Law" which requires any municipality, business, school district or non-profit organization that organizes a youth athletic activity and charges a fee to follow the statutes requirements, including the implementation of concussion training and education and establishing safe return-to-play policies for athletes who sustain a concussion.
The law mandates that all coaches and officials receive concussion training and education and then at three-year intervals thereafter. This course requires registration but it is FREE!
Both training sessions involve watching a video and then successfully completing a quiz. The training will take less than half an hour and then you can print a certificate of completion. This certificate of completion needs to be uploaded in order to officiate this season.
You must submit a copy of this Concussion Training Certificate of Completion before you will be allowed to umpire youth softball this season.
IF YOU ONLY UMPIRE ADULTS, YOU MAY DISREGARD.
Link to the Center for Disease Control "Heads Up Concussion in Youth Sports" training.