The Concussion Policy is a recent policy adopted by Special Olympics that requires all coaches in a Special Olympics Program to take the training course. The policy is based upon the safety and well-being of our athletes and to ensure that our coaches are aware of concussions and how to handle a situation if one arises. There are two different courses that are available to take. A coach only needs to take ONE of the courses. Here are the links and some information about the two courses.
- Option 1: The Center for Disease Control’s Heads-Up Concussion in Youth Sports training course, which is available at http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/online_training.html. Certificate of completion must be submitted to our State Office. The best way to do this is to make a copy of your printed certificate and either mail it to Special Olympics Louisiana (1000 E Morris Ave, Hammond, LA 70403) to the attention of Brock Banos or fax it to 985-345-6649 to the attention of Brock Banos. Or you can scan and email the certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org. This course takes around 30 minutes and is the shorter course.
- Option 2: National Federation of State High School Associations Concussion in Sports training course which is available at https://nfhslearn.com/courses/61037. (Many State Athletic Associations require their high school coaches to complete this course.) This option is a little more lengthy in time but after completion, we will get an automatic submittal of the completion of the course so the coach would not need to send a certificate over to us.