DPH approved annual trainings for parents and student athletes
It is important for parents and students to learn the signs, symptoms, and dangers of sports-related head injuries and the elements of a safe return to play. Any student who participates in an extracurricular school activity and their parent or legal guardian 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 parents and student athletes
Student athletes and their parents must fill out the Pre-participation Head Injury/Concussion Report Form for Extracurricular Activities form prior to the beginning of every sports season. This form should be submitted to the coach and school nurse and/or athletic director (depending on school policy) to ensure that it is safe for the student to participate in school sports.
- Pre-participation Head Injury/Concussion Reporting Form For Extracurricular Activities (PDF) | (DOC)
Parents or legal guardians should fill out the Report of Head Injury Form if their student has had a suspected head injury outside of school extracurricular activities.
Any student athlete who sustains a concussion during extracurricular school activities must be given clearance to begin and complete a graduated return to play protocol. The Post Sports-Related Head Injury Medical Clearance and Authorization form must be completed by an authorized medical provider before returning to play.