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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 HEADS UP to Brain Injury Awareness training through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This training and education is provided at no cost to all MSYSA registered Team Officials. Instructions for how to complete this training are provided through the registration process.
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 Osteopatyy (DO) in order to return to play.