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    Heading & Concussions

    USYS Concussion Policy


    CJSA strongly recommends all coaches, parents, officials, athletes and administrators complete the Center for Disease Control (CDC) ONLINE training, Heads Up to Youth Sports.

    HEADS UP Coaches - Concussion in Youth Sports

    October, 2016

    New concussion information and videos below:

    Recognize to Recover


    March, 2016

    Heading and Concussion mandates as of April 1, 2016. Click here for more information

    November, 2015

    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

    October, 2015

    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

    August, 2015

    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

    February, 2015

    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)

    October, 2014

    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

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    Farmington, Connecticut 06032

    Phone: 860-676-1161
    Email: [email protected]


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