On Tuesday, June 12, 2018 the FHSAA Board of Directors amended Policies 40, 41 and 42 to emphasize the importance in educating all parties of the issues of concussions, heat illness and sudden cardiac arrest. From this point forward, all FHSAA member school head coaches, paid/supplemented coaches and student athletes will be required to complete the NFHS educational courses listed below:
To review the changes made to FHSAA Policies 40-42, please click here.
Please remember that ALL coaches MUST complete these courses and turned certificate in to AD before participating in a
Concussion and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Compliance & Heat Illness– Coaches that
are required to take the courses must do so separately. All student-athletes
must take the concussion course prior to their participation just like the
physical. The course must be completed prior to try-outs.
Student-athletes can take the concussion course on their own or as a group.
They will be required to sign an addendum to the participation packet to be
turned into the school stating they have viewed it. The form will be available
on or about July 1.
If a team takes the concussion course as a group, we suggest that you print a
copy of the completion certificate at the end of the course and have each
attendee sign a roster. You can keep that on file at the school in lieu of
We know this new policy is going to be a challenge. We appreciate your
cooperation on this and are here to assist in any way we can.