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Coaches - This is a "Free Online Concussion Training for Coaches".  You will see that as you take the training there are videos as part of the program.  Make sure you are printing or saving the certificate at the end of the training and send to your directer as evidence of completion.  An electronic copy works just fine.  The training is required for all coaches, assistant coaches, and directors prior to any games or practices for your team.  Those who do not complete the training are not eligible to coach.  It should take about 50 minutes to complete. 

When finished with the training, please send a copy to your sport director and to Karen Aber Thank you for volunteering, we couldn't run BAA without you.

http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/online_training.html 

 

Concussion Related Material

Brain Health - What every coach and parent should know

 

Counterpoint -  Call to ban football collides with the facts Here are the real dangers to youth: guns, cars, alcohol, drugs and inactivity/obesity. Football isn't even the most dangerous sport.
By Uzma Samadani DECEMBER 3, 2015 — 6:57PM

 

Despite rising concerns over concussions, this doctor prescribes football Dr. Uzma Samadani, a neurosurgeon and parent of a player, says a proper approach takes the concern out of the game. 
By Jim Paulsen (http://www.startribune.com/jim‑paulsen/10645611/) Star Tribune
AUGUST 28, 2016 — 5:50PM

 

High school football players, 1956-1970, did not have increase of neurodegenerative diseases
December 12, 2016 Mayo Clinic Varsity football players from 1956 to 1970 did not have an increased risk of degenerative brain diseases compared with athletes in other varsity sports, new research concludes.
 


MSHSL Concussion Legislation Memo 6-13-11

Concussion Training for Coaches

Fact Sheet for Athletes

Fact Sheet for Parents

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