MN Youth Concussion Law
During the recent legislative session, there was a new concussion law for youth that passed.

The new law requires that begining September 1, 2011:

Section 1. [121A.37] YOUTH SPORTS PROGRAMS.

(a) Consistent with section 121A.38, any municipality, business, or nonprofit organization that organizes a youth
athletic activity for which an activity fee is charged shall:

Make information accessible to all participating coaches, officials, and youthathletes and their   parents or
guardians about the nature and risks of concussions.
A Coach or official are to remove athletes under 18 years of age from sports events if they exhibit signs or
symptoms of a concussion or a suspected concussion.
Athletes removed from play for a concussion or a suspected concussion, may not participate in the activity until
the youth athlete: (1) no longer exhibits signs, symptoms, or behaviors consistent with a concussion; AND (2) is
evaluated by a health care provider and the provider gives the youth athlete written permission to again
participate in the activity.
Mandates coaches to receive initial online training about concussions, and online training at least once every
three calendar years thereafter.
The new law can be found at:
https://www.revisor.mn.gov/laws/?id=90&doctype=Chapter&year=2011&type=0

In order to comply with the new concussion law, coaches will need to click on the link below to take an online
training course.

Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports is a FREE, online course available to coaches, parents and other
community volunteers. This training course is less than 30 minutes. Once you have completed the training course
you will be able to print out a certificate.

CDC Concussion Training Link:
http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/headsup/online_training.html


All New Coaches Corner !!!

Report for Head Injuries

Player Code of Conduct
Parent Code of Conduct
Reporting Game Scores
Immediately following each game, winning coaches must report game scores using the link below.

Report Game Score

Coaches Applications
All coaching applicants must complete a background screening once every two years. The process takes about
two minutes and the cost will be charged directly to the BLYFA.
Click
here to begin.