CONCUSSION CERTIFICATION FOR UMPIRES
Ohio has passed legislation, Ohio House Bill 143, which will go into effect on April 26, 2013 that defines prohibitions and requirements for “Youth Sports Organizations” in dealing with the recognition of and the management thereafter of athletes that have sustained a concussion. “Youth Sports Organization” – public or nonpublic entities that organize athletic activities in which athletes are not more than 19 years old and are required to pay a fee (team entry fee) to participate in the athletic activity.
Each umpire is required to successfully complete an on-line concussion training program. When you complete this on-line program, you can print out your completion certificate. Each umpire must produce a copy of their certificate.The on-line concussion training program is free. It will start off with (5) multiple choice questions to test your knowledge of concussions. Then there will be approximately a 20 minute audio/visual educational presentation dealing with concussions in youth sports. After the presentation, you will be asked the same (5) multiple choice questions that you were asked in the beginning. The on-line training program can be accessed at: http://www.nfhslearn.com/electiveDetail.aspx?courseID=38000This free on-line course is available through the NFHS. You will need to click the “order here” button and complete a brief registration form to take the course. Follow these steps to complete the course: