The requirement to be certified for concussion training is a MINNESOTA STATE LAW. We require this because we must, and agree that it is a good idea to have coaches understand concussions.
Please note that after completing the concussion training, a pdf certificate will be presented to you. You must make this certificate available to us by uploading it into the below concussion registration.
We recommend you first print this certificate at the completion of the training, then save it so you can upload it in the registration.
There have been reports of difficulty doing this with tablet devices. Beware, you cannot access your completed certificate at the CDC website at a later date, and will have to retake the training prior to coaching if you are unable to print or save the certificate.
Concussion Certification Required for ALL Coaches & Officials
The Minnesota Legislature recently passed a "Concussion Law" which requires any municipality, business, school district or nonprofit organization that organizes a youth athletic activity and charges a fee to follow the statute's requirements, including implementing concussion training and education to improve player safety and establish safe return-to-play policies for athletes who sustain a concussion.
The law mandates that:
The Concussion Education we recommend for coaches and officials is the online video training session developed by National Federation of High Schools with the Center for Disease Control (CDC). This course requires registration but is free. Over 200,000 coaches and officials have already successfully completed this course. The training process involves watching a video and then successfully completing a quiz. The entire training module can be completed in a little over a half an hour and then participants will be emailed a certificate of completion and can be accessed on demand online.
The course should take about 40 minutes and there is a short quiz at the end. It is good for three years. Keep the certificate for future proof of completion or you will need to retake the course.