MHSA Coaches' Education and Concussion Law Compliance
MHSA Coaches’ Education Requirements
All member school athletic coaches are required to complete the NFHS online coaching program. Every coach (all head, assistant and volunteer coaches) must meet the following requirements:
Completion of the NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching core course prior to contact with student-athletes. Certification is good for a five-year period, inclusive of the first season in which the course is completed.
Completion of the Concussion in Sports course prior to contact with student-athletes. Certification is good for a one-year period.
Concussion Education and Compliance
On April 22, 2013, Governor Bullock signed the Dylan Steigers Protection of Youth Athletes Act into law.
An athletic trainer, coach, or official shall remove a youth athlete from participation in any organized youth athletic activity at the time the youth exhibits signs, symptoms, or behaviors consistent with a concussion.
Coaches, athletic trainers and officials are required to take the Concussion in Sports Course prior to contact with student-athletes. Certification is good for a one-year period.
Administrators should also refer to the Sports Medicine Page of the MHSA website for resources and additional information regarding concussions.
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