CJSA strongly recommends all coaches, parents, officials, athletes and administrators complete the Center for Disease Control (CDC) ONLINE training, Heads Up to Youth Sports.
New concussion information and videos below:
Recognize to Recover
Heading and Concussion mandates as of April 1, 2016. Click here for more information
U. S. Soccer indicates it will announce in the near future, specific details, including a number of new initiatives and recommendations concerning the modification of substitution rules and limitations on heading the ball as well as a more comprehensive player safety campaign. Click here for more information
Effective January 1, 2016 each CJSA club is required to make available either a written or electronic statement regarding concussions to each youth athlete (i.e. all CJSA players) and the parent or legal guardian of each player participating in any youth athletic activity. The law requires that this written or electronic information be made available at the time of registration of each player and must be consistent with the most recent information provided by the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding concussions.
Player/Parent Concussion Awareness Form
Concussion Awareness for Coaches, Parents, Players
Heads Up Concussion - Concussion Fact Sheet for Parents
Section 114 of Connecticut Public Act 15-5, Concussion Awareness in Youth Athletics
Click on the link below to view the written public hearing testimony that CJSA forwarded to Connecticut’s Committee on Children in connection with the Committee’s public hearing on H.B. No. 6722 (Raised) RE: An Act Concerning Concussions in Youth Athletics scheduled Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Maggie Girard, CJSA President, and Thom Meredith, CJSA Executive Director will attend the hearing.
CJSA's written public hearing testimony to Connecticut's Committee on Children
Click here to see the full hearing video.
Maggie Girard's testimony can be seen at mark 5:09:45 (5 hours, 9 minutes)
The CJSA Board has adopted the US Youth Soccer Concussion Policy for its events (Cups, ODP and YPDP).
We encourage your clubs to review these policies.
Concussion Procedure & Protocol for CJSA Soccer Events
Concussion Notification form for CJSA Events