OYSA Concussion Home Page
Why a whole section on Concussions?

Effective July 1, 2012 the State of Florida passed a bill that requires youth athletes in sports orginzations and high schools to complete a Concussion Informed Consent form as part of their registration paperwork.  OYSA proactively included this waiver in June of this year during our Competitive Registration so all of our players meet the new State requirements.  The new law opens a great disscusion and we at OYSA want to make sure all our players, coaches and parents understand what a concussion, or Tramatic Brain Injury (TBI) really is all about so we have created this section of our website as you one-stop source on the subject.  Please take some time, browse these pages, even take the online course offered by the CDC, and educate yourself on the seriousness of TBI in young athletes.

Click here to view Florida House Bill 0291 (2012)

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Concussion?

Most people with a concussion recover quickly and fully. But for some people, symptoms can last for days, weeks, or longer. In general, recovery may be slower among older adults, young children, and teens. Those who have had a concussion in the past are also at risk of having another one and may find that it takes longer to recover if they have another concussion.

Traumatic Brain Injury (Concussions)
Heads Up Online Training Course

Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports is a free, online course available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion. It features interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics and interactive exercises, and compelling storytelling to help you recognize a concussion and know how to respond if you think that your athlete might have a concussion. Once you complete the training and quiz, you can print out a certificate, making it easy to show your league or school you are ready for the season.

Click here to start the Online Course

Keeping Quite Can Keep You Out of the Game
First hand accounts of how serious TBI's can be
 From a Players Standpoint  From a Parents Standpoint


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