MN State Law requires all coaches to be concussion training re-certified every 3 years. The Southern Star League and the New Ulm Fastpitch Association follow these guidelines in both league and tournament play.
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. What Will I Learn in This Training? This course will help you: Understand a concussion and the potential consequences of this injury, Recognize concussion signs and symptoms and how to respond, Learn about steps for returning to activity (play and school) after a concussion, and Focus on prevention and preparedness to help keep athletes safe season-to-season.