The California Amateur Hockey Association is proud to have been a leader within USA Hockey by establishing statewide concussion protocol five years ago. Since that time, the Pacific District has adopted concussion protocol in all its affiliates, and USA Hockey recently added a concussion acknowledgement requirement to its online registration process for all members.
The State of California has also implemented concussion protocol that now expands from the original high school sports legislation to recreational youth sports organizations under Health and Safety Code 124235 (chapter 516). All CAHA member associations – and all CAHA members – need to be aware of these requirements for the upcoming season.
All Parents and Guardians of players on a Jr. Sharks Team must review the provided concussion education materials provided. The concussion education materials provided during this session are also available for download on the Jr Sharks website.
Educating the Jr Sharks club is important. Athletes, coaches, parents, managers, volunteers and leadership need to understand the importance of being able to recognize the symptoms of a concussion and to take the appropriate next steps.
The following video link and handouts are provided, so that you are aware of the signs of a concussion and the protocol to be followed if you are suspected of having a concussion.
The California Amateur Hockey Association believes that every registered member of the organization – players, parents, coaches, managers, locker room attendants, scorekeepers, board members and countless others – needs to be educated. By taking the CDC Heads Up training, you will be investing less than one hour of your life into knowledge that could potentially save a life. To take the training, please click on the link below: