Concussion Information and Acknowledgements

Ohio's Youth Concussion Law

Here is the link to the ODH page on the concussion law:  click here

Information for Coaches and Meet Referee's:  click here

ODH Concussion Information Sheet

Online Concussion Management Training:

Per ORC 3707.52 as enacted by Ohio HB 143 of the 129th General Assembly, Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is required to post free training programs that train coaches in recognizing the signs and symptoms of concussions and head injuries.

The following free online trainings have been approved by the Ohio Department of Health for coaches:

National Federation of State High School Associations Concussion in Sports - What you Need to Know:  
(This free on-line course is available through the NFHS. You will need to click the “order here” button and complete a brief registration form to take the course.) Follow these steps to complete the course:

  1. Click on the button that says, please login to order.  In the window that appears, click Register Now.
  2. When your registration is complete you may "order" the free concussion course offered along the left hand side of the page.  Continue following prompts.  Although it may look like you'll be charged for the course, there is no cost.
  3. Once you've completed "checkout," you'll be able to take the free online course.
  4. When you've completed and passed the course, you have the option of printing a certificate of completion.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Heads Up Concussion in Youth Sports On-Line Training Program:

PLEASE NOTE: Both courses offer a “certificate of completion” upon successful passage.  The NFHS course allows organizations to search for and track coaches who have completed the course while the CDC course does not.