Louisiana has passed legislation that requires youth sports organizations to notify its participants (players/parents/coaches) of the symptoms of concussions and the risks with continuing to participate with a possible concussion. LSA has prepared the below documents to help you meet the requirements of Louisiana Act 314 (legislation passed in regards to concussion education in youth sports).
LSA Informed Consent about Concussions for parents/players – mandatory
LSA Concussion Notification Form – to be used at your tournaments/practices/games when a possible concussion is suspected (not required by law; provided for your information & use if you wish to document incidents); LSA uses this form at all State tournaments
Concussion Procedure and Protocol to go with the above notification form; again, this is not required by law but is followed at all LSA state tournaments
Act 314 – Louisiana Concussion Act
Going forward you will need to use the LSA informed consent form for parents/players or use a club-developed form that contains similar content.
Coaches have their concussion education requirement incorporated into our risk management/disclosure online in Got Soccer in order to meet the requirements of the LA Statute. If you would like a hard copy of this concussion education language for coaches, let us know.
CDC Concussion Fact Sheet – Parents
CDC Concussion Fact Sheet – Players
CDC Concussion Fact Sheet – Coaches
CDC – Heads Up: Concussions in Youth Sports website
CDC - Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports online concussion exam