Tennessee Sports Concussion Law and
Tennessee State Soccer Association (TSSA) Concussion Policy
In accordance with the Tennessee Public Chapter 148 Legislation and the TSSA Policy 31, it is mandatory that the Gallatin Soccer Club (GSC) informs and educate coaches, youth athletes and their parents and require them to sign respective concussion information forms before competing. More information on this is available at Tennessee Sports Concussion Law and TSSA Concussion Policy.
Parent (with child under the age of 18) or Player (age 18)
In compliance with the legislation, the GSC issued the Parent Athlete Signature Form when registering for the Fall 2015 season.
Online registration required review and acceptance of this form in order to complete registration and no further action is required.
If you did not register online, you were provided the form to review and sign during the registration process. No further action is required.
In compliance with the legislation, the GSC requires:
1.) Review and sign the annual Coach Signature Form. Please print, review, and return the signed form to your division Director at the Coaches Meeting on August 22nd.
2.) Be familiar with the Concussion Checklist.
3.) Complete a Concussion Recognition and Head Injury safety education course approved by the Tennessee Health Department. This is a video that takes approximately 25 minutes to complete. Please print the certification provided upon completion of the course and return to your division Director at the Coaches Meeting on August 22nd.
Following a Suspected Concussion
In accordance with the with Tennessee Public Chapter 148 Legislation and TSSA Policy 31 it is the policy of the GSC:
a.) To require removal of a youth athlete who appears to have suffered a concussion from play or practice at the time of the suspected concussion.
b.) To require a youth athlete to be cleared by a licensed health care professional before returning to play or practice. The Return to Play Form contains specific instructions that must be followed before an athlete can return to sports. This will be provided at the Coaches Meeting on August 22nd.