All MYBS Coaches are required to take the CDC Concussion Training as part of their requirement to be a league coach. Below is more information and the link to the on-line training.
HEADS UP to Youth Sports: Online Training
Get prepared for the new season in less than 30 minutes
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, 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.
- Focus on prevention and preparedness to help keep athletes safe season-to-season.
What Are the Technical Requirements for This Training?
This training works best on an up-to-date computer (for example, one with a multi core processor) with a broadband internet connection, as well as an up-to-date web browser and operating system. Older computers may crash while using the training resulting in a loss of your progress through the training. Please do not close or refresh your browser as this will restart the training. We do not collect any personal information or track or record any individual’s use of this training, so if you need to exit the training, you will be returned to the start of the training.
At the end of the training, you will be able to print one or more copies and/or save an electronic version of your certificate of completion to your desktop. In order to print your certificate of completion, please use the print button found within the training. You will not be able to print the certificate using your tool bar or keyboard. While this training does run on smart phones and tablets, a printer connection or a PDF writer is needed to print your certificate of completion.
To complete your coaching concussion certification visit the CDC Website.