Concussion Training Required for California Schools & Youth Sports
California modified existing school concussion laws to apply the concussion requirements to youth sports organizations including swimming. Every QuickSilver Swimmer must read the concussion information sheet and sign the acknowledgment form. QuickSilver has converted this information into an electronic medium for your convenience. A form must be signed for every swimmer (not family).
The law requires that a youth athletic program must immediately remove an athlete from an athletic activity for the remainder of the day, if the athlete is suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury , and prohibit the athlete from returning to the activity until the athlete is evaluated by a licensed health care provider, trained in the management of concussions, and acting within the scope of his or her practice. The athlete must receive written clearance from the licensed health care provider to return to the athletic activity. If the athlete is diagnosed with a concussion, they must go through a graduated return to play protocol of no less than seven days under the supervision of a licensed health care provider. Youth sports organizations must also notify the parents or guardians of athletes 17 or younger who have been removed from athletic activities due to suspected concussions.
Coaches and administrators must successfully complete the concussion and head injury education required under the bill at least once either online or in person.