A concussion is:

  • an injury to the brain or spinal cord due to jarring from a blow, fall or the like
  • shock caused by the impact of a collision, blow etc.
  • an injury produced by a violent blow and followed by temporary or prolonged loss of function

Second impact syndrome - This occurs when an athlete, who has already sustained a head injury, sustains a second head injury before symptoms have cleared from the first injury. Many times this occurs because the athlete has returned to competition and play before his or her first injury symptoms resolve. People don't realize that days or weeks may be needed before concussion symptoms resolve.


Senate Bill 348/Max's Law, an Oregon law passed in 2009 and implemented for the 2010-2011 school year, requires all coaches of school athletic teams to receive annual training & education about concussions; how to recognize symptoms and how to seek proper medical treatment. It also restricts the return of players to games or practices who show signs of concussions until they have been cleared by a medical professional.

Oregon coaches are required to watch the video below, take the test and receive a certificate every year. You must register and login to participate. Once you have completed the test, CYO will verify your participation through the NFHS database. You do not need to submit the certificate to your Athletic Director.

Concussion Training for OREGON Coaches Only!


Washington State Law passed House BIll 1824/Lyshedt Law, which will affect anyone who participates in youth sport in the State of Washington. Washington coaches are required to watch the Concussion Management video, annually and become educated in the nature and risk of concussion or head injury prior to the first practice/competition. This education shall include signs and symptoms of concussion/brain injury.

Parents/Guardians are required to sign an information sheet (either online or hard copy) relating to the nature and risk of concussion or head injury.

Parents/Guardian and children will also receive an information sheet including signs and symptoms of concussion/brain injury from the coach who will go over concussion Management with your at your first team meeting.

Concussion Training for WASHINGTON Coaches Only!

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