Concussion Law Training - Preventing Head Trauma from Concussions in Youth Sports

Overview

Pursuant to Local Law 3 of 2016, supervisors of youth contact sports leagues are required to take a concussion training course.

Contact and collision sports such as football, hockey, soccer and other sports, where head trauma can occur, have been an integral part of youth development. There is, however, growing evidence that concussions can cause negative long-term health consequences.

The intent of this legislation is to insure that all minors playing organized contact or collision youth sports that reside and participate in said sports within Erie County are properly supervised and that those who have been entrusted with the safety of minors are sufficiently trained in identifying concussion related symptoms.

Training and Certification

The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is holding trainings that meet the certification requirements of the law. You will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the training.  

Training Dates & Registration

July 28, 2017
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Emergency Services Training & Operations Center
3359 Broadway
Cheektowaga, NY 14227
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August 3, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emergency Services Training & Operations Center
3359 Broadway
Cheektowaga, NY 14227
Register Here 

By taking this training and utilizing what you learn, you will be well positioned to improve the culture of concussion. Your actions can help create a safe environment for young athletes so that they can stay healthy, active, and thrive both on and off the playing field.

Contact: Kelly Asher at 858-7685 or Kelly.Asher@erie.gov