It is critical that parents and students learn the symptoms and dangers of sports-related head injuries and the elements of a safe return to play. Any student playing in extracurricular school sports and their parent must take the DPH-approved annual training every year. Below are two options for this training:
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention Heads Up Concussion in Youth Sports On-Line Training Program (available online and free of charge)
- National Federation of State High School Associations Concussion in Sports - What you Need to Know (available online and free of charge)
Required forms for schools with extracurricular sports activities
The Pre-participation form must be filled out by the student and parent prior to the beginning of every sports season and reviewed by the coach and school nurse to ensure that it is safe for the student to play in school sports.
The Report of Head Injury Form should be filled out whenever a student has had a suspected head injury in school sports or outside of school sports.
The Post Sports-Related Head Injury Medical Clearance and Authorization Form should be filled out by a medical provider authorized to clear a student athletic diagnosed with a concussion to return to play.