Dear COSA Youth Soccer Families, Parents, and Guardians:
In order to protect young athletes, the State of Ohio has passed a concussion law, commonly called the “Return to Play” law. This law, similar to laws enacted in most other states, imposes training, safety, and awareness requirements on youth sports organizations, like COSA, and its league affiliations (OYSA, MOSSL), tournaments, coaches, referees, officials, and athletes and their families.
The information below will provide you with useful links to educate yourself through the Ohio Department Health Web Site, and through our Strong Community Partner - Nationwide Children's Hospital Westerville Sports Medicine.
Each website offers a free class on concussion information, and also provides that upon completion of the course, you can download or print a certificate of completion of the course. If you are planning on coaching or assisting, taking the course should be considered as a requirement to coaching this season.
We Encourage you to Leverage these useful tools to educate yourself on concussions and their importance in youth sports.