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CONCUSSION AWARNESS

GENERAL INFORMATION, COACHES EDUCATION/TRAINING & RETURN TO PLAY FORM

The Greater Severna Park Athletic Association is committed to provide information and education on concussions and concussion awareness for our athletes, parents and coaches.

Please see the links below for more information...

GENERAL INFORMATION

Please see the Maryland Youth Concussion Legislation signed into Law by Governor Martin O'Malley on May 19, 2011 regarding current concussion legislation.

HB 858 and SB 771 provide protections for students who are suspected of incurring a concussion during practice or play. Read more...

To be in compliance with the Maryland Youth Concussion Legislation Law each youth organization within Anne Arundel County is required to complete and keep on file a Concussion Awareness Form. Please click to review this form. This form needs to be completed by all participants within our athletic program and kept on file. The GSPAA (Green Hornets) will have this form as part of our on-line registration process that is to be read and reviewed by the athlete and parents, electronically approved and will be filed as part of the registration sign-up process. There will be a mandatory check-box for acknowledging the form has been read and approved in the on-line sign up process moving forward.

CONCUSSION AWARNESS INFORMATION

Below are informational links for further education on Concussion Awareness

NEW! Tackling Concusion Head On/ "When in Doubt, Hold Them Out" - Dr. Sokoloff's Green Hornets Concussion Awareness Presentation August 3, 2016

A Parents' Guide to Concussion in Sports

National Federation of State High School Association suggested Guidelines for Management of Concussions in Sports

National Federation of State High School Association Information

USA Football Concussion Awareness

Athlete Fact Sheet

Power Play In Sports

Tackling Concussion Head On / “When In Doubt, Hold Them Out”

COACHES EDUCATION & TRAINING LINK

This link is for coaches and assistant coaches for their training and certificate on Concussion Awareness. This certificate must be sent to the Green Hornets Office greenhornets@verizon.net.

See example below.

sample certificate

RETURN TO PLAY FORM: (Mandatory)

For ANY athlete that has experienced a concussion, A RETURN TO PLAY FORM must be completed and given to the head coach, medically clearing the athlete to RETURN TO PLAY. This form must be sent to the Green Hornets Office greenhornets@verizon.net. Click here to get your RETURN TO PLAY FORM

G.S.P.A.A. - P. O. Box 643 - Severna Park, MD 21146 / Phone: 410-544-6706 - Fax: 410-544-9046

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