All EP Baseball Head Coaches (both In-house and Travel)
The Minnesota Legislature's new "Concussion Law" requires online training for all coaches and officials and concussion education for all parents and athletes starting this fall.
1) View the On-line Video
2) Pass the certification test
3) email the Certificate of Completion to
(EP Baseball is required by law to be the administrator of the completed certfication for all coaches)
4) Go to www.epbaseball.com and have the head coach register for the Coaches Certification and enter the completion date (the certificate is valid for 3 years and this will enable EPBBA to monitor and send email reminders when the certification has expired for current coaches only). Click "Register On-line" on the left hand menu, enter the coaches' email and password, and click Register for Coaches Certification.
Below are the details of Minnesota's New Concussion Law:
Minnesota's New "Concussion Law"
The Minnesota Legislature recently passed a "Concussion Law" which requires any municipality, business, school district or nonprofit organization that organizes a youth athletic activity and charges a fee to follow the statute's requirements, including implementing concussion training and education to improve player safety and establish safe return-to-play policies for athletes who sustain a concussion.
The law mandates that all coaches and officials receive concussion training and education by September 1, 2011, and then at three-year intervals thereafter. Coaches must remove an athlete from activity if they exhibit signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion and/or are suspected of sustaining a concussion. The law also requires a doctor's signature to return to play if an athlete is removed due to a concussion or is showing signs or symptoms of a concussion.
The concussion education we recommend for coaches and officials is the online video training session developed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Federation of State High Schools (http://www.nfhslearn.com/electiveDetail.aspx?courseID=15000
). This course requires registration, but it is free. Over 200,000 coaches and officials have already successfully completed this course.
The training process involves watching a video and then successfully completing a quiz. The entire training module can be completed in a little over a half an hour and then participants can print out a Certificate of Completion
. Users should use a screen capture to save the certificate on their desktop, or print and scan the certificate to create a digital file.
All of our EP Baseball coaches must e-mail their Certificate of Completion to:
. If you completed this training as a coach for football, basketball or other youth athletic activity this fall, your requirement has been met; however we still need to receive a copy of your certificate.
Parents and athletes do not have to complete the training but should access and review the concussion awareness and education information available on the CDC's website by clicking here