Dear League Presidents and Delegates,
In order to maintain compliance with Michigan Sports Concussion legislation, MSYSA recently updated our Concussion Policy. In accordance with state law, the
MSYSA Concussion Policy
now states that adult members (including but not limited to coaches, team managers, and league officials) must complete the concussion awareness online training program every 3 years. This training program is the CDC Heads Up Concussion Training.
Every adult member is responsible for his/her compliance with the online training. The CDC Heads Up Concussion Training has been integrated into GotSoccer. This means an individual can complete the CDC Heads Up training directly in GotSoccer when logged into his/her coach or manager account. Instructions for accessing the CDC Heads Up Concussion Training can be found on the MSYSA website
As a reminder, clubs and/or leagues may implement “stricter” policies than MSYSA or state law (for example, requiring adult members to redo the CDC Heads Up training every 2 years).
In order to facilitate this Concussion Policy update in GotSoccer, any CDC Heads Up certifications with a completion date prior to August 2017 will soon be reset to “Not Completed” in GotSoccer. On a monthly basis, MSYSA will continue to reset CDC Heads Up certifications that were completed more than 3 years ago.
We encourage you to review the MSYSA Concussion Policy in its entirety, which includes other important components such as:
· Any youth participant suspected of sustaining a concussion must be removed immediately from activity. The player must be kept out of all future soccer related activities until evaluated and cleared by a Health Care Professional (which must be documented on a completed
Medical Clearance to Return to Play Form
We have many related resources on the
Concussion Information & Protection
page of our website. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the MSYSA State Office.
MSYSA Director of Member Services