October 24th, 2016, AT 3:20 PM/
Concussion Law For Fighters Under 18
ALL Coaches / Trainers Will
Be Required To Pass The CDC Online Concussion Course In 2017!
A recently passed
California state law mandates that anyone under the age of 18 participating in a
school-based sports or youth sports organization program who suffers a
concussion or head injury must be removed from further activity and receive
medical clearance from a doctor. The new law, Assembly Bill 2007,
requires that anyone under 18 who suffers a head injury must take at least seven
days to be slowly phased back into activity rather than immediate clearance. The
law applies to anyone participating in baseball, basketball, motocross, boxing,
cheerleading, diving, football, martial arts,
gymnastics, hockey, rodeo, skateboarding, softball, soccer, swimming, and
amateur wrestling. The California State Athletic
Commission (CSAC) has also
adopted this new law as well.
Coaches and trainers involved in youth programs will
also be required to undergo educational training on concussions before being
allowed to supervise athletic activities.
As of January 1st, 2017, this will be MANDATORY
in California for all under 18 athletes. Sports programs (Sanctioning
Bodies, Leagues, etc) will also be required to create concussion & head
injury information sheets that athletes and their guardians must sign before
being allowed to participate in activities.
has informed all delegated entities that they will be required to follow the
requirements of AB2007 as well (IKF Kickboxing / Muay Thai, USA
Boxing, USFL Pankration & CAMO MMA) Here is the link to where Coaches
and Trainers will need to go to get approved as a Junior Cornerman and/or
HERE. This takes approximately 40 minutes to
complete and once completed Cornerman and/or Trainer are asked to save their
certificate and e-mail to the IKF (Or
any other sports organization they are coaching) to be approved as a
Cornerman or Trainer. This will become mandatory for other organizations so
Assembly Bill 2007
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO
ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION 1. Article 2.5 (commencing with Section
124235) is added to Chapter 4 of Part 2 of Division 106 of the Health and Safety
Code, to read:
Article 2.5. Youth Sports Concussion Protocols
124235. (a) A youth
sports organization that elects to offer an athletic program shall comply with
all of the following:
- (1) An athlete who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or other head
injury in an athletic activity shall be immediately removed from the athletic
activity for the remainder of the day, and shall not be permitted to return to
any athletic activity until he or she is evaluated by a licensed health care
provider. The athlete shall not be permitted to return to athletic activity
until he or she receives written clearance to return to athletic activity from a
licensed health care provider. If the licensed health care provider determines
that the athlete sustained a concussion or other head injury, the athlete shall
also complete a graduated return-to-play protocol of no less than seven days in
duration under the supervision of a licensed health care provider.
- (2) If an athlete who is 17 years of age or younger has been removed from
athletic activity due to a suspected concussion, the youth sports organization
shall notify a parent or guardian of that athlete of the time and date of the
injury, the symptoms observed, and any treatment provided to that athlete for
- (3) On a yearly basis, the youth sports organization shall give a
concussion and head injury information sheet to each athlete. The information
sheet shall be signed and returned by the athlete and, if the athlete is 17
years of age or younger, shall also be signed by the athlete's parent or
guardian, before the athlete initiates practice or competition. The information
sheet may be sent and returned through an electronic medium including, but not
necessarily limited to, fax or electronic mail.
- (4) On a yearly basis, the youth sports organization shall offer concussion
and head injury education, or related educational materials, or both, to each
coach and administrator of the youth sports organization.
- (5) Each coach and administrator shall be required to successfully complete
the concussion and head injury education offered pursuant to paragraph (4) at
least once, either online or in person, before supervising an athlete in an
activity of the youth sports organization.
- (6) The youth sports organization shall identify both of the following:
- (A) Procedures to ensure compliance with the requirements for providing
concussion and head injury education and a concussion and head injury
information sheet, as contained in paragraphs (3) to (5), inclusive.
- (B) Procedures to ensure compliance with the athlete removal provisions and
the return-to-play protocol required pursuant to paragraph (1).
- (b) As used in this article, all of the following shall apply:
- (1) "Concussion and head injury education and educational materials"
and a "concussion and head injury information sheet" shall, at a
minimum, include information relating to all of the following:
- (A) Head injuries and their potential consequences. (B) The signs and
symptoms of a concussion. (C) Best practices for removal of an athlete from an
athletic activity after a suspected concussion. (D) Steps for returning an
athlete to school and athletic activity after a concussion or head injury.
- (2) "Licensed health care provider" means a licensed health care
provider who is trained in the evaluation and management of concussions and is
acting within the scope of his or her practice.
- (3) "Youth sports organization" means an organization, business,
nonprofit entity, or a local governmental agency that sponsors or conducts
amateur sports competitions, training, camps, or clubs in which persons 17 years
of age or younger participate in any of the following sports:
- (A) Baseball. (B) Basketball. (C) Bicycle motocross (BMX).
(D) Boxing. (E) Competitive cheerleading. (F) Diving. (G) Equestrian
activities. (H) Field hockey. (I) Football.
(J) Full contact martial arts. (K)
Gymnastics. (L) Ice hockey. (M) Lacrosse. (N) Parkour. (O) Rodeo. (P) Roller
derby. (Q) Rugby. (R) Skateboarding. (S) Skiing. (T) Soccer. (U) Softball. (V)
Surfing. (W) Swimming. (X) Synchronized swimming. (Y) Volleyball. (Z) Water
- (c) This section shall apply to all persons participating in the activities
of a youth sports organization, irrespective of their ages. This section shall
not be construed to prohibit a youth sports organization, or any other
appropriate entity, from adopting and enforcing rules intended to provide a
higher standard of safety for athletes than the standard established under this
For The Entire Assembly
Bill 2007 - Click
"Second Impact Syndrome"
GOOD ARTICLE TO READ - CLICK HERE