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Concussions are a very serious injury and can have a lasting impact on a persons health. However, they often go under reported because signs and symptoms may not always be obvious (or immediate) and players may not feel as if the injury is bad enough to leave play. US Soccer, US Youth Soccer, and MSYSA find concussion education and awareness to be of the upmost importance.
As part of Mandatory Compliance, all Team Officials must complete SafeSport concussion protocol training via GotSport. This training and education is provided at no cost to all MSYSA registered Team Officials. The concussion certificate is completed directly in the GotSport platform.
US Soccer's Recognize to Recover program page and ImPACT are two excellent resources for concussion education and testing information. MSYSA follows the USYS Concussion Protocol. This protocol requires a player must be evaluated by a Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) in order to return to play.